Photo Friday – Lyons View School

During the early- to mid-1900s, Lyons View was a thriving African-American community with the school serving as the hub of many of its activities. Founded in 1906, the two-classroom Lyons View School served African-American students from first through eighth grade. Originally a wooden frame structure, the existing brick building was built circa 1949/1950 and provided an education for children from the nearby Lyons View and Slatey communities until the school system desegregated in 1965. Today, it is the home of the Knoxville Metropolitan Drug Commission.

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