Friday, November 8, 2013
Georgetown, S.C. — Some of the last remnants of Howard High School are leaving Georgetown this week.
The 974 seats inside the former school’s auditorium at Hawkins and Kaminski streets were purchased by Wanda Rabon of Aynor, owner of Rabon’s Auction Co. in Mullins, and a crew started removing them on Tuesday morning.
Rabon purchased the seats on www.governmentdeals.com and plans to use some of the seats at her auction house and save some as replacements.
Many of the seats in the auditorium date back to when the building was a high school, and are showing their age.
Last month Georgetown County Council approved spending $129,288 for 862 new seats. The money for the seats comes from the county’s Capital Improvement Plan.
Two former Howard students were on hand Tuesday morning looking to buy some seats as souvenirs. Rabon said she would be willing to sell some of the seats for $10 each. For more information call her at 843-907-5128.
Howard High School closed in 1984 and merged with Winyah High School to form Georgetown High School. The building now houses the Howard Adult Center and a county recreation center.
The Georgetown Colored Academy stood on the site until 1908, when the name was changed to Howard.