Old Gulfport High Gets Historic Recognition

The old Gulfport High School building is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The two story brick building on 15th Street, now known as the Dan Russell Jr. Federal Courthouse Annex, will have an official historic marker placed on the front lawn Saturday.

The 90 year old building was one of Gulfport’s original high schools and served several generations of local students. Saturday’s event will be held on the grounds of the old school and will begin at 10 a.m. with a robotics demonstration by current Gulfport High students. The unveiling of the historical marker will happen at 11 a.m. A number of local, state, and federal dignitaries will be present for the ceremony.

Rusty Ramage, a local historian, says, “There are so many people tied into this building. There are people in their 50s and 60s that grew up in Gulfport, some member of their family, father, grandfather, uncle, aunt, that went to this high school, and it’s just tied in directly with the community, every person that lived in this community for those year.”

After the unveiling, a celebration party will be held at The Dock Bar and Grill in Gulfport at 5 p.m.

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