Laurel High School

700 block of Montgomery St., Laurel, Maryland. County/parish: Prince George'S.

NRIS 79003170

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places June 27, 1979.

Also known as:

  • Edward Phelps Community Center

From Wikipedia:

Laurel High School (Maryland)

Laurel High School is a public high school located in Laurel, Maryland; it is the oldest school in the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

The school serves Laurel, portions of Konterra, South Laurel, and West Laurel.

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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".

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Architectural styles:

  • Greek Revival

National Park Service documentation: