Lanier High School has a new historical marker thanks to its alumni.
According to Montgomery Public Schools, the alumni raised money to replace one that had been damaged.
The new marker was unveiled Friday afternoon in front of the school and reads:
"Established in 1910 on South McDonough Street, this school was named for the well-known southern poet, Sidney Lanier, who resided in Montgomery 1866-67.
This late Gothic Revival building was constructed 1928-29 to consolidate the original Lanier and Montgomery County (Cloverdale) High Schools. The name of the new school was decided by the outcome of the football game between the two schools in the fall of 1928. Frederick Ausfeld was the architect. Algernon Blair the contractor and consultants from Columbia University were called in to ensure that the building incorporated all the latest educational innovations and requirement. The building opened for classes in September 1929 and was dubbed "The Million Dollar School" due to is approximate cost.
Lanier is recognized throughout Alabama and the Southeast as a model for academic excellence and for its tradition of intellectual integrity and scholastic accomplishment."
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