Excelsior School and Museum
The Excelsior school was founded as the first black public high school in St. Augustine in 1901. The historic building is now the Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center in 2005. It is dedicated to the heritage of the Lincolnville community and the history of African-Americans. It features information on black churches, historical and social societies, and business entrepreneurs. Photographs and memorabilia are also on display. Interesting items are displayed as well, including an old piano once played by Ray Charles.
Backstory and Context
Revival style. It received its "Excelsior" name in 1928 and operated as a school until 1968, after which point local government offices were located there. It opened as as a cultural center and museum in 2005.