Old Lakeland High School
Old Lakeland High SchoolSouth side of building
Location: Lakeland, Florida Coordinates: Coordinates: Built: 1926 Architect: Edward Columbus Hosford Architectural style: Late Gothic Revival Governing body: Local NRHP Reference#:
Added to NRHP: September 30, 1993
The Old Lakeland High School, also known as the Polk Opportunity Center, is an historic 3-story redbrick school building located at 400 North Florida Avenue in Lakeland, Florida, USA. Built in 1926, it was designed by noted architect Edward Columbus Hosford in the late Gothic Revival architectural style.
On September 30, 1993, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years the building has housed several different schools including the Polk Opportunity Center and Lakeland Middle Academy. Lakeland Middle Academy was renamed Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in 1999, to honor the passing of former Florida governor Lawton Chiles -- himself an alumnus of Lakeland High School.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
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