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Central’s First Faculty

Charlie Sedman says “if there had been a yearbook for 1908, this is close to what the faculty photos would have appeared.  I took me two years to track these guys down (actually the three that left after 1-3 years and never appeared in a yearbook).”

Classes were held in the Old Ridgedale School at the corner of Peachtree and Bennett Ave starting on Monday, Sept 9, 1907 until Christmas-New Years break, and thence in the new building on Monday Jan 6, 1908.  All 9 faculty were present, to my knowledge, during this time.   The only public records of Ridgedale classes are the conversations and recollections by students posted in the Digests for 1910-11, particularly noting that some classes were held in hallways and the building was unheated.  The new building must have seemed like a palace to students and faculty when it finally opened.

I might add that I found A T Roark’s picture (graduating from UC Law School in 1910) in the Connor-Roark family history book through their website; W K Greene’s pic came from a 1907 photo in the History of BGA book, and Mary Bibb’s was cropped from a 1907 family photo via her grandson, Kirk Johnson, which we scanned just after the August 2 Connection Lunch.  The remaining 7 photos are scanned from later Central yearbooks.


Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

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