Columbia County High School

The original Columbia County High School is a historic building in Lake City, Florida, United States, located at 528 West Duval Street. It is presently the location of Columbia County School District administrative offices.


It was built in 1921 and was the only high school in Columbia County. When enrollment exceeded capacity, it was replaced by a larger facility on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1957 which was named, Columbia High School. The original High School was used as the School Board Administrative offices for a time, then converted into Lake City Junior High School in the mid-1970s. It was the site of Ted Bundy's abduction of Kimberly Leach on February 9, 1978.

The Columbia County Schools administrative offices returned to the building after Lake City Middle School was constructed and opened in 1990.

On November 15, 1993, the building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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