Built in 1888, the former Powell School was built on the site of Birmingham's first public school, which opened in 1874. The present structure is a three-story Victorian Gothic style building and includes a 1951 expansion containing the auditorium and cafeteria. As of 2017, it is owned by the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation and is up for sale. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Backstory and Context
"Powell School." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed October 2, 2017. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=83835.
Photo: Tim Carr, via The Historical Marker Database