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Edwin M Stanton School


Edwin M Stanton School 2 Jacksonville FL

The Edwin M. Stanton School is a historic school building in Jacksonville, Florida located at 521 West Ashley Street. On September 29, 1983, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The modern successor of this school is Stanton College Preparatory School, also in Jacksonville.

The school was a wooden structure and was named in honor of General Edwin McMasters Stanton, President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War. The “Old” Stanton building on Broad and Ashley Streets is still serving today as an educational institution for black children. In the 1990's, the trustees of Old Stanton signed a lease with Edward Waters College of the AME Church, enabling the institution to establish a private school in the building. This school, known as the Academy of Excellence, provides quality education for black students.

National Register of Historic Places NRIS #83001446

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30.33216944, -81.66313889

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; The Edwin M. Stanton School; Edwin M. Stanton; Historic building; Stanton College Preparatory School; Academy of Excellence; High school; Duval County (Fl.); Schools --- Florida --- Jacksonville.; Images


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