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Location DB > United States > Tennessee > Memphis > Capleville School
Capleville School
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created by Metaprogrammer on 8/20/2008 3:19 AM
last modified by Dark_Aaron on 1/26/2016 8:30 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Shelby Drive at Malone Road
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Owner: Privately Owned
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Gang activity
  •  Interesting Features
    Like the old hospital on Lamar before it was cleared away, Capleville school has been abused and torn up by local kids. Ceiling tiles and debris litter the floors in every room. There are a few rooms with chairs and desks stacked up since the last day of school. Otherwise, just holes in the brick walls and broken windows. The front facade of the building and sign are the only things left in good shape.
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    Capleville School, later Capleville High School was built around the turn of the 20th century in what was then a rural area in southwest Shelby County, Tennessee. For the majority of its history, Capleville was an all black school where lower-class African Americans whose families worked in the cotton fields of Shelby County went to school in sections of combined grades, two grades to a room. The school was desegregated in 1971, and continued to function as a high school until its closure around 2000.

    -Large fire gutted the building in Nov 09.
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     Future Plans
    For sale by owner. Probably will eventually be razed to make room for more light industrial/warehouse space.

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    Wed, Aug 20th, 2008
    posted by Metaprogrammer
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Astro on 2/1/2016 3:29 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 1 16 at 15:29, Astro validated this location
  • on Jan 26 16 at 20:30, Dark_Aaron changed the following: Status
  • on Nov 8 09 at 0:23, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 7 09 at 15:08, ChrisTVDir changed the following: History
  • on Aug 20 08 at 6:41, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Aug 20 08 at 6:16, Metaprogrammer made this location available
  • on Aug 20 08 at 6:15, Metaprogrammer updated gallery picture DSCI0258.JPG
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