THE GOLDEN AGE OF JHS ~ 1961 ~ Page II
In May of 1961, the Martin Institute property was sold at public auction. The home economics building was purchased by Mr. R. J. Kelly. The bus garage and property was purchased by Jefferson City Schools. THe First Baptist Church purchased the old Martin Institute school site to become a parking lot. The old gymnasium was bought by Mr. Ross Maddox of Winder to be torn down and sold as building materials. The Gym property was purchased by Mr. Floyd Hoard of Jefferson. After all was said and done, slightly over $53,000 was brought in by the auction for all the Martin Institute property.