Lee, Harper: 1926 - 2016

Monroeville - Schoolhouse

  • picture of grammar school The old grammar school where Ms. Lee attended grades 5 and 6. It was originally built for grades 7 - 12, but was used for elementary grades after the high school students were moved to a new high school in 1936
    picture of new high school The new high school was built in 1936, about four blocks from the other schools. Harper Lee graduated from this school in 1944.
    picture inside an old classroom Teacher Mary Roberts is shown in a typical Monroeville classroom in the 1940s.
  • Information and pictures courtesy The Monroe Museum
    From their book: Monroeville - The Search for Harper Lee's Maycomb; Charleston, SC, 1999.
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