Jefferson County High School
Jefferson County High School Marker, Monticello, FL.
The old Monticello High School (also known as the Jefferson County High School and the Jefferson Academy) was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on March 25, 1999. The old school is currently vacant and not in use.
The Monticello High School was designed by architect Samuel Carroll in the Greek Revival architectural style. It was built in 1852 and was the first brick schoolhouse in Florida. The building was condemned in 1980 and sat vacant for a number of years until restoration was begun a few years back.
A stone marker at the old high school reads:
Jefferson County High School , Erected 1852 , Charter Granted in 1832 by Legislative Council , First brick school building constructed in State Bricks made on George Taylor Plantation , Building constructed by Samuel Carroll with slave labor ,This memorial presented by Senior Class 1955.
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Jefferson County High School Marker; Jefferson County High School; Jefferson Academy; Samuel Carroll -architect; Greek Revival architecture; Brick building; Monticello (Fl.); Historical marker --- Jefferson County ---Monticello.