01/24/09 118 W, 1 I - + 12 - 15 State Highway Patrol Training Academy

Speaking of the Highway Patrol, the SBI/SHP campus at 3318 Garner Road is a former state school for blind and deaf black students. The roadside marker notes the school was established in 1869. Sanborn Maps from 1914 show it located on the block bordered by South, Bloodworth, Lenoir and East Streets. In 1929, the Garner Road campus was established. Sanborn Maps from 1950 show an Administration Building, a Dining Hall, boys and girls dormitories (two each, one for blind, one for deaf), and some support buildings. The school was integrated with the Ashe Avenue campus in 1964, notes this document, and the school's name was changed to the Governor Morehead School.

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