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Old Hillsborough County High School


Old Hillsborough County High School ,Tampa FL

The Old Hillsborough County High School', which later became Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, is a historic school building now known as the D.W. Waters Career Center in Tampa, Florida, United States. It is located at 2704 North Highland Avenue. On May 15, 2007, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, NRIS #07000423.

Built in the city's Tampa Heights neighborhood in 1911 at a cost of $60,000, the old Hillsborough County High School building served what was then the county's only high school. Architect William Potter designed the three story masonry block building as a closed rectangle with an open center.

Today the historic building continues its educational use as the home of D.W. Waters Career Center, a Hillsborough County Public Schools center for 11th grade and 12th grade students which focuses on occupational training. It benefited from a major restoration in 2003.

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27.96666667, -82.45000000

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Old Hillsborough County High School; Thomas Jefferson Junior High School; D.W. Waters Career Center; William Potter - architect; Hillsborough County (Fl.); Schools --- Florida --- Tampa --- Hillsborough County.; Images


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