Woodlawn High School, Birmingham, Alabama

at , Birmingham, 35212 United States

Woodlawn High School, Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham , AL 35212
United States
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Woodlawn High School is a four-year magnet high school in Birmingham, Alabama. It is one of seven high schools in the Birmingham City School System. School colors are green and gold, and the mascot is the Colonel. Woodlawn competes in AHSAA Class 6A athletics.HistoryWoodlawn High School was established in 1916 when the community of Woodlawn was annexed into the city of Birmingham. The present building on 1st Avenue North was designed by architect William B. Ittner of St Louis, Missouri in association with Birmingham architect Harry B. Wheelock. Charles Hall was the contractor for the construction, which was completed January 30, 1922.The initial enrollment was 901, of which 700 were transferred from Birmingham's Central High School, then being reconstructed after a fire. The dedication was held on February 3 of that year. The student body selected chose "Junior Colonels" as their team name and gold and white as their school colors.An addition to the school was completed in February 1926 and the school's 4,208-seat athletic stadium was completed in 1929, with 8 classrooms and a small auditorium underneath. A large mural around the proscenium arch in the high school's auditorium was painted between 1934 and 1939 by Sidney van Sheck and Richard Blauvelt Coe for the Works Progress Administration. It is the largest WPA mural in the South. The school was further expanded with a $282,000 "delta-shaped" two-story band and shop building, completed before the 1954 fall session.

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