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Baird School For Boys

The Baird School for Boys  was run by Major J.G. Baird of South Carolina  who purchased the wooden  building once used by the Macon School for Boys, which closed in 1890. Originally, Baird called the school  the Charlotte Military Institute because military tactics were taught at the school. Later he erected the brick building seen here, which was on Poplar Street and changed the name to the Baird School for Boys. The school continued from 1890 until his death in 1927. The initials "JSP" over the entrance way refers to the Latin phrase Juvenes Spes Patriae, which translated means, “Young Men, Hope, Country.”  


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