Old Lincoln High Could Be Nationally Recognized

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TALLAHASSEE - Tallahassee leaders are pushing for the "Old Lincoln High School" to be nationally recognized.

City and county commissioners want the old high school added to the national historic registry. The school, just off Fourth Avenue, was built in the 1920s. It was the first segregated black high school in Florida.

"It has a lot of historical value, family, tradition," said Dee Crumpler, assistant director of Tallahassee Neighborhood Services. "It's really neat to go to the reunions and see those folks come back to the school."

City leaders tried adding the Old Lincoln High to the historic registry a few years ago, but because of recent renovations it didn't qualify. They hope enough time has passed now that its registration will go through this time. The school is now a community services center.