Sabine High School revitalization report to be revealed to public on August 14

The Twelfth District, Number Three, Association, Inc. has completed a Feasibility Study for the Revitalization of the historic Sabine High School and will host a public program on August 14 in Many, Louisiana to discuss the report’s findings and future development efforts of the project.

Sabine High School, built in 1957, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its black heritage and significance of the education of African-Americans in Sabine Parish. The site is listed on the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 Most Endangered List.

Sabine High School is a significant resource as it provided important educational opportunities for African Americans in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. First founded as the Sabine Parish Training School in 1928, the campus has a long history at its location on Highland Avenue in Many. The existing buildings were constructed in 1957 to replace a circa 1928 Rosenwald School. Sabine High School was desegregated in 1970, at which point the campus became Many Junior High School until its closure in 2001. Soon thereafter, the Twelfth District, an African-American non-profit, secured the property with the intent of rehabilitating the school into a multi-use community resource.

 

 

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