Capitol Heights Junior HS 1

Capitol Heights

at the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Federal Drive, was built ca 1923, and for 50+ years it was one of the stars in the crown of the Montgomery school system.  Home of the once  mighty Bulldogs, now the 700-student school is 85% Black, and holds close to the lowest rating in the system.  The structure was designed by Fredrick  Ausfeld, who later designed Lanier, the Bell Building and the Jeff Davis Hotel. Its grand auditorium seats 970 and boasted a movie screen, a genuine fly loft, a functioning orchestra pit, and a projection room; all quite marvelous for the early 1920s.

-Charles Humphries

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