Old Lakeland High School

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Old Lakeland High School
Lakeland Old High School01.jpg
South side of building
Old Lakeland High School is located in Florida
Old Lakeland High School
Location Lakeland, Florida
Coordinates 28°02′54″N 81°57′28″W / 28.0483°N 81.9577°W / 28.0483; -81.9577Coordinates: 28°02′54″N 81°57′28″W / 28.0483°N 81.9577°W / 28.0483; -81.9577
Built 1926
Architect Edward Columbus Hosford
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 30, 1993

The Old Lakeland High School, also known as the Polk Opportunity Center, is an historic 3-story redbrick school building located at 400 North Florida Avenue in Lakeland, Florida, USA. Built in 1926, it was designed by noted architect Edward Columbus Hosford in the late Gothic Revival architectural style.

On September 30, 1993, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years the building has housed several different schools including the Polk Opportunity Center and Lakeland Middle Academy. Lakeland Middle Academy was renamed Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in 1999, to honor the passing of former Florida governor Lawton Chiles—himself an alumnus of Lakeland High School.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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