McKenzie School added to state’s historic registry

Published 2:19 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) recently added McKenzie High School in McKenzie to the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage.

The Alabama Register is a prestigious listing of historic, architectural, and archaeological landmarks. The AHC considers the notable historic properties in this register to be particularly worthy of preservation and appreciation, and therefore deserving of this special recognition.

McKenzie High School is listed in the Alabama Register for educational and architectural significance. “It is a locally significant example of an educational facility that continues to serve the educational needs of the town of McKenzie,” said Lee Anne Wofford of the Alabama Historical Commission.

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Built in 1929, the outside appearance of this building has not changed. The building sits on the site that was donated by several community members at its founding. The current building was preceded by two buildings that were destroyed by fire. The school is used as a K-4 through 12th grade facility and is the center of the community.

The Alabama Historical Commission administers the Alabama Register program, which gives the public a simple way to bring recognition to historic properties.

The Alabama Register officially recognizes and honors buildings, sites, structures, objects, and historic districts that are at least 40 years old.

The Alabama Register designation is honorary and carries no restrictions on property and offers no financial incentives.