Central Academy

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Central Academy
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Central Academy is located in Florida
Central Academy
Central Academy is located in the United States
Central Academy
LocationPalatka, Florida
Coordinates29°39′19″N 81°38′26″W / 29.65528°N 81.64056°W / 29.65528; -81.64056Coordinates: 29°39′19″N 81°38′26″W / 29.65528°N 81.64056°W / 29.65528; -81.64056
NRHP reference #98001348[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 1998

The Central Academy (also known as the Old Central Academy High School) is a historic site in Palatka, Florida. It is located at 127 Washington Street. Established in 1892, Central Academy became the first accredited African-American high school in Florida in 1924. The first Central Academy building was destroyed by fire in 1936. The present building replaced it in 1937. For a time it served as the school district's transportation office. The building, which the district turned over to the Palatka Housing Authority, fell into disrepair. A committee is working to raise money for its restoration. On November 12, 1998, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


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

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