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Central High School Photo Tour
A. Little Rock Central High School
Front facade of Central High School.
B. Outside Facade of Central High School
Closeup of front facade of Little Rock Central High School. The Little Rock Nine were escorted up these steps by U.S. Army troops on September 25, 1957.
C. Inside Foyer
Inside foyer of Central High School.
D. Foyer Lights
Art Deco light fixtures in front foyer of Little Rock Central High School. Built in 1927, the school was designed as a mixture of Art Deco and Collegiate Gothic architectural styles.
E. Interior Stairway
Interior stairway of Central High School. During the 1957-58 school year, several of the Little Rock Nine reported being pushed or kicked while trying to negotiate the stairs.
F. Central High Stage
Auditorium and stage inside of Central High School. Until the gymnasium was built in 1949, the stage doubled as the school's basketball court.
Cafeteria inside Central High School. During the 1957-58 school year, the Little Rock Nine reported several incidents of harassment by fellow students here.
H. Principal's Office
Principal's office at Central High School.
Gymnasium at Central High School, built in 1949.