Dasher High School

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Dasher High School
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Dasher High School is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Dasher High School
Dasher High School is located in the US
Dasher High School
Location 900 S. Troup St., Valdosta, Georgia
Coordinates 30°49′13″N 83°16′09″W / 30.8202°N 83.2692°W / 30.8202; -83.2692Coordinates: 30°49′13″N 83°16′09″W / 30.8202°N 83.2692°W / 30.8202; -83.2692
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1929 (1929)
Architect Greer,Lloyd; Bray,J.N.,Co.
Architectural style Tudoresque
NRHP reference # 85000849[1]
Added to NRHP April 18, 1985
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Valdosta Dasher School

Dasher High School is a historic school in Valdosta, Georgia, United States.

Inscribed 1929 in its cornerstone, the school was a high school for African Americans. James L. Lomax, a leader in African American education in Valdosta, served as the school's principal until his retirement in 1967. His adopted son Louis L. Lomax, the first African American broadcast journalist, attended Dasher High School. He was a civil rights activist and died in a car accident in 1970.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1985. It is located at 900 South Troup Street.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Valdosta by Michael O. Holt, Arcadia Publishing, 2011 127 pages pages 92, 93