Graduates bid fond farewell to old Milton High School building



ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Scores of graduates stopped by Sunday for one final look at the place they called home for four years.

Fulton County Schools sponsored an open house from noon to 4 p.m. for alumni, former staff and administrators of old Milton High School a last chance to walk the winding halls and summon memories of days past.

Visitors and their families dropped by to scan old yearbooks and memorabilia from the school’s 84-year history.

The school first opened in 1921, serving grades 1-11 but was converted for high school in the 1950s. Throughout its service, the school has undergone numerous renovations with more than a dozen additions.

One product of its students, a 1930s-era log cabin constructed by FFA students during the Great Depression, was recently moved from the campus to a nearby park for preservation. The Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society plans to renovate the cabin for tours and classes sometime in the next couple of years.

Doors to the high school closed in 2005 when the district opened the current Milton High School on Birmingham Highway.

The old building is scheduled to be demolished in 2018 when Fulton Schools begins construction of a new science and technology school. The STEM school is set to be opened in 2020 and will draw students from throughout the district for classes in science, technology, engineering and math.

– Pat Fox

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