Old Dillard High School

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Old Dillard High School
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Old Dillard High School is located in Florida
Old Dillard High School
Old Dillard High School is located in the US
Old Dillard High School
LocationFort Lauderdale, Florida
Coordinates26°07′34″N 80°09′18″W / 26.12620°N 80.15506°W / 26.12620; -80.15506Coordinates: 26°07′34″N 80°09′18″W / 26.12620°N 80.15506°W / 26.12620; -80.15506
Built byCayot & Hart
ArchitectJohn Morris Peterson
Architectural styleMediterranean Revival[2]
NRHP reference #91000107[1]
Added to NRHP20 February 1991

The Old Dillard High School, also known as the Colored School or Walker Elementary, is a historic school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is located at 1001 Northwest 4th Street. It was built in 1924 by Cayot & Hart and the architect was John Morris Peterson.[3] On February 20, 1991, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is named for black education advocate James H. Dillard.

Old Dillard Museum[edit]

The Old Dillard Museum is located in the high school, which was built in 1923 as the city's first school for blacks.[4] The museum's exhibits focus on the city's African American history and culture.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2 November 2013). "National Register Information System – Old Dillard High School (#91000107)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Old Dillard Museum". www.broward.org. Historic Preservation Board: Broward County, FL. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ Mattick, Barbara E. (December 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Old Dillard High School" (pdf). National Park Service."Accompanying 11 photos, from c. 1924 – c. 1930, c. 1947 and 1990" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places Inventory.
  4. ^ "Museums". ci.ftlaud.fl.us. City of Fort Lauderdale. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012.

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