Laurel High School (NRIS 79003170)
700 block of Montgomery St.,
Maryland. County/parish: Prince George'S.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
June 27, 1979.
Also known as:
- Edward Phelps Community Center
- Old Laurel High School
- Old Laurel High School is a historic former school building on Montgomery Street in Laurel, Maryland. Built in 1899, it was the original home of Laurel High School, and now houses a community center.Laurel High School was founded in 1899 with an enrollment of 59 students and four teachers. According to the city government, as reported by The Washington Post, the 1900 graduating class was all women. The original school building is now the Phelps Community Center in Laurel. The cupola on top was used during World War II as a Civil Defense Aircraft Spotting Station for identifying enemy aircraft. In 1965, the high school was moved to a larger building on Cherry Lane. The last class at the original location held a 50th reunion in 2015.The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as "Laurel High School". (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79003170