Historic Markers Across Georgia

Florance Street School

Marker ID: GHS 25-15
Location: on W 35th Street at Florance Street, Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 03.669    W 081° 06.499
  32.06115    -81.10831666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKBN0
Florance Street School Marker  


Florance Street School was designed by the firm Levy and Clarke and built in 1929 as one of the early public schools in Savannah built specifically for African-American students. It contributed greatly to Savannah´s Cuyler-Brownville community by offering quality education and leadership development to its students. The school´s construction was a direct result of efforts by Savannah´s African-American community in 1928 to remedy inequities in segregated schools. These efforts brought about a three-hundred-percent increase in state expenditures for black schools. Florence Street School was desegregated in 1971, along with Savannah´s other public schools, and it continued to serve as an elementary school until 1987. The building was rehabilitated as housing in 2000.

Florance Street School
Florance Street School