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Renovations to former public school of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, P.S. #103

Henry Highland Garnet school served as a launch pad for a range of local legends from the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Garnet, also known as Public School (P.S.) #103, began undergoing major renovations in July of last year.

The school was initially built in 1877 by George Frederick. Today, it is being reconstructed into a multi-level amenity center complete with an auditorium that can seat up to 250 people, an alumni room, classrooms and much more.

“It’s going to be grand! We spent $14 million. It’s going to be a historic, Gold LEED standard building,” said Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. “We are following the National Park Service Standards because one of the goals is that this becomes a national monument.”


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