Humes High School

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L.C. Humes High School
Humes High School is located in Tennessee
Humes High School
Location 659 N. Manassas, Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°9′32″N 90°2′1″W / 35.15889°N 90.03361°W / 35.15889; -90.03361Coordinates: 35°9′32″N 90°2′1″W / 35.15889°N 90.03361°W / 35.15889; -90.03361
Area 7.2 acres (2.9 ha)
Built 1924
Architectural style Other, Collegiate Gothic
Governing body Shelby County Government
MPS Public Schools of Memphis 1902-1915 MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000368[1]
Added to NRHP July 12, 2004
Humes School main entrance

L. C. Humes High School, better known as simply Humes High School, was a high school located in Memphis, Tennessee. It was open as a high school from the 1930s through 1967 and was the alma mater of Elvis Presley, who graduated from Humes on June 3, 1953. Now Humes Middle School, the building at 659 North Manassas Avenue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its connection to Presley. The school has numerous alumni from nearby Porter-Leath from its days as an orphanage and current foster care facility.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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