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Annie Lytle School , Jacksonville FL


Annie Lytle School 3, Jacksonville FL

This was originally the Riverside Grammar School. It is located in Brooklyn, Jacksonville.

In downtown Jacksonville, jammed-up next to Interstate 10, stands an old brown, brick school building with more legends than you can stir with a stick, this is the infamous “Devil’s School.”

It was designed by Rutledge Holmes and built in 1917 as the Riverside Park School. It was the first public grammar school in the city and was designated as Public School No.4. In more recent times it was called the Annie Lytle Elementary School, after a long timed teacher and principal Anne Lytle Housh. The city officially condemned the place in the 1970s.

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30.32006111, -81.68309167

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Annie Lytle School; Riverside Grammar School; “Devil’s School.”; Rutledge Holmes; Anne Lytle Housh; Duval County (Fl.); Schools --- Florida --- Jacksonville --- Duval County.; Images


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