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Creation Date

8-6-2011

Building Name

John Gurrie Jr High School

Historic District

Riverside Historic District

Description

John Gorrie Jr High 2, Jacksonville FL

John Gorrie Junior High School, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is a contributing building to the Riverside Historic District. John Gorrie Junior High School at 2525 College Street in Jacksonville is of the Mediterranean Revival Style, which is an eclectic style containing architectural elements with Spanish and Italian precedents. Roy A. Benjamin and Mellen C. Greeley, were the architects of the building.

The school was constructed in 1923 and is now listed as an Historic Landmark by the Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission, as well as a contributing structure to the Riverside Historic District. The school is owned by the Duval County School Board; however, the building no longer serves as a school and is being utilized primarily as a teacher supply depot for the School Board. Currently The John Gorrie a condominium is a is a meticulous restoration and renovation of the former John Gorrie Junior High School into 68 condominium homes, under the direction of Delores Barr Weaver & J Wayne, who purchased it in 2009.

Latitude, Longitude

30.31471389, -81.69010833

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; John Gorrie Jr High School; John Gorrie Jr; Riverside Historic District; Mediterranean Revival Style; Historic landmark; The John Gorrie a condominium; Schools --- Florida --- Jacksonville --- Duval County.

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