Secondary Industrial School

The Secondary Industrial School in Columbus, Georgia is a historic school built in 1906. It was the first secondary-level industrial/vocational school in the United States: it "has been called the nation's first public-supported, coeducational industrial high school."[2] Located at 1112 29th St., the building was designed by J.W. Golucke & Co. in Beaux Arts style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Secondary Industrial School
Secondary Industrial School is located in Georgia
Secondary Industrial School
Location1112 29th St., Columbus, Georgia
Coordinates32°29′21″N 84°58′41″W / 32.48917°N 84.97806°W / 32.48917; -84.97806 (Secondary Industrial School)Coordinates: 32°29′21″N 84°58′41″W / 32.48917°N 84.97806°W / 32.48917; -84.97806 (Secondary Industrial School)
Area4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
ArchitectJ.W. Golucke & Co.
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
NRHP reference No.80001199[1]
Added to NRHPApril 9, 1980

It has also been known as S.I.S., as Columbus Junior High, and as Jordan Vocational High.

It was a project of Carleton B. Gibson, who became Superintendent of schools in Columbus in 1896.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.; Richard R. Cloues (January 11, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Secondary Industrial School / Columbus Junior High, 1939; currently Jordan Vocational Night School". National Park Service. Retrieved June 25, 2018. With accompanying 10 photos from 1979

External linksEdit