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Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center Honored with Historic Marker

Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center Honored with Historic Marker
Posted at 7:52 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 19:52:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - More than 100 years ago, a simple two-story frame building constructed on a plot of land along Brevard Street became the home of Lincoln High School.

On Friday, the Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center, was formally honored with a historic marker at a dedication ceremony.

The school was named Lincoln Academy after President Abraham Lincoln and was established in 1869 as one of only two schools in the state to educate newly freed slaves.

Residents and the community gathered to celebrate the school that has served as the primary education institution for African Americans in Tallahassee for 100 years.