Old Hillsborough County High School

Old Hillsborough County High School

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The Old Hillsborough County High School, also known as the D.W. Waters Career Center, is a historic school building in Tampa, Florida, United States. It is located at 2704 North Highland Avenue. On May 15, 2007, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Built in the city's Tampa Heights neighborhood in 1911 at a cost of $60,000, the old Hillsborough County High School building served what was then the county's only high school. This was the third campus in the school's history and remained its home until 1928, when Hillsborough High School moved to its fourth and current campus ("County" was dropped from the name as by then the county had built an additional high school, Henry B. Plant High School).

The building has served other schools since then, including Jefferson High School, which was founded there in 1939 and called the building home until 1967. During these years, when segregation was the norm, Jefferson was the school for the county's Hispanic populationMelone, Mary Jo. November 21, 1995, St. Petersburg Times, section B, page 1. Retrieved February 16, 2010.. After that it housed...
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