Sam Bailey Building

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Sam Bailey Building
Sam Bailey Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Sam Bailey Building
Sam Bailey Building is located in the US
Sam Bailey Building
Location E. Poplar and 4th Sts., Griffin, Georgia
Coordinates 33°14′47″N 84°15′35″W / 33.24639°N 84.25972°W / 33.24639; -84.25972Coordinates: 33°14′47″N 84°15′35″W / 33.24639°N 84.25972°W / 33.24639; -84.25972
Area less than one acre
Built 1870 (1870)
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 73002144[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 1973

The Sam Bailey Building, formerly the Sam Bailey Male Institute, is a historic school building in Griffin, Georgia. It was constructed in 1870 and is the oldest public school building in Griffin. Originally a private school it became a public in August 1873 before becoming private again in 1877. Eight years later it became public again. It was built for the Griffin Male Institute and was named for Sam Wesley Bailey, a banker and landowner who came to Griffin after the American Civil War and helped fund the school. A two-story brick structure with Italianate details, it is part of the Griffin High School and is connected to other buildings via covered walkways.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1973. It is located at East Poplar Street and 4th Street.

The school building was constructed by Jonathan Drake, a major building firm in Griffin. This ended in 1877 with the school returning to private status. It returned to the public system eight years later where it has remained. .[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Sam Bailey Building City of Griffin