Happy birthday — Suffolk High School turns 90

Published 11:41pm Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Constructed in 1922, Suffolk High School closed its doors for the last time on June 12, 1990, after having educated generations of students. From the teens of the “Roaring Twenties” and those coming of age during the Great Depression, to the young people who would go on to fight World War II and take part in the Civil Rights movement; from the flower children of the ‘70s to Generation X — Suffolk High School educated them all.

After the closed building languished for more than a decade, the high school was transformed into a cultural arts center. But the school’s mark can still be seen — grooves in the original steps, chalkboards in the repurposed classrooms, hallways hardly changed save for the lack of lockers.

Celebrate the high school’s 90th birthday with us in this Facebook gallery, with photos provided courtesy of the Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society.

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