Discover Tubman High School in Augusta Georgia - Named in honor of noted Augusta philanthropist Emily Tubman, Tubman High School has played an important role as an educational institution in Augusta since its founding as Neely’s Institute in 1874. Stay and Play in GA!
Tubman High School
Until the 1950s, it was the only public high school for girls in the Augusta Georgia area and is a major local educational landmark. In 1951, the school became a co-educational junior high and now serves as a middle school.
The new Tubman High School was built in 1917, an important result of Augusta’s first public bond referendum in support of education. At the time, Tubman was one of the most modern schools in the South, built with an auditorium to seat 864, a library, a lunchroom, and a principal’s office with an intercom system.
The building also contained 26 classrooms, two study halls, a gymnasium, three domestic rooms, three science laboratories, a faculty room, a teachers rest room, cloak rooms, and a hospital room. It was steam heated, thoroughly ventilated, and “fireproof.”
Situated on 10 acres, its grounds had ample facilities for girls’ field sports. The school illustrates the prevailing philosophy and technology used in the early 20th century for major new schools.
Designed by regionally prominent local architect, G. Lloyd Preacher, and constructed by Palmer-Spivey Construction Co, Tubman High School is also an outstanding example of the Beaux Arts style architecture popular during the early 20th century for public buildings. The 3-story brick building is monumental, featuring a symmetrical front façade, pedimented entrance with engaged columns, cornice dentils, and terra cotta ornamentation.
In Recognition of “Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center ”
WHEREAS, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, Inc. was founded over two decades ago by Ruth B.Crawford, a retired Augusta teacher who envisioned a new community center that would connect senior citizens, young people, and friends in a unique intergeneration environment; and
WHEREAS, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, now on the National Register of Historic Places, makes its home at the 95 year old site of Augusta’s former Shiloh Orphanage; and
WHEREAS, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center provides numerous programs and activities to our local community; and
WHEREAS, through the efforts and caring support of the director, staff, volunteers and participants, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center continues to bring new life to this historic community hub.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Young, Mayor of the City of Augusta, do hereby proclaim July 19th and 20th, 2003 as “SHILOH’S WEEKEND” in recognition of Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center’s twenty-five years of service to our community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of Augusta Georgia to be affixed this 18th day of July 2003.
Phone & Address
Phone: 706-826-1118 - Richmond County Board of Education - Address: 1740 Walton Way, Augusta Georgia