Candler School Building
100 Historic YearsThe Candler Street School Building turned 100 years old in 2011. During this time, there have been many memories created in the building by the children that attended the school, the teachers that shared their knowledge, and the proud citizens of Gainesville. We invite you to view a number of pages we have created within the BatesCarter website. Some of these include:
A Look At The Last 100 Years...Feel free to select a decade set by clicking the round buttons below.
1910The Gainesville Post Office opened
1911Candler School Building is opened
1915Gainesville's first skyscraper is opened. The Jackson Building is still standing.
1918Georgia ratifies the 18th Amendment, banning liquor.
1919Southern Bell removes polls and wires from Gainesville Square
1920The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, allowing women the right to vote becomes law.
1923Carving begins on Stone Mountain, which is dubbed as "the largest exposed piece of granite in the world"
1923Dial telephone service begins in Atlanta, GA
1927Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th career hit against the Tigers, as a member of the Philadelphia A's.
1929Black Tuesday: Stock Market crash precipitates Great Depression, lasting for 12 years.
1932Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted on tax evasion charges.
1936Tornado destroys downtown Gainesville killing more than 200 people.
1937President Franklin Roosevelt visits Gainesville
1939President Franklin Roosevelt visits Gainesville for a 2nd time
1939Atlanta hosts the premier of “Gone With The Wind”
1941Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the United States entry into World War II.
1943City of Gainesville leases Airport to US Government for $1.00 for use as a Naval air station during WWII
1944Fifteen-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Dublin, Georgia, to deliver his oration "The Negro and the Constitution."
1946US Supreme Court bans segregation on interstate buses.
Post WWIIJesse Jewell starts the state's largest agricultural crop - poultry. Gainesville becomes "Poultry Capital of the World"
1955Leslie F. Quinlan deeded the land for the formerly known 'Gainesville Art Association' and renamed Quinlan Arts Center, on historic Green Street.
1955Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama
1956Completion of Buford Dam, beginning the containment of the most popular Corps of Engineers lake in the Southeast, Lake Sidney Lanier.
1957US Army Corps of Engineers construct Lake Sidney Lanier which currently covers more than 38,000 acres and is the most visited Corps lake in the nation with an economic impact of more than $2 Billion annually.
1958Lake Lanier is filled to capacity (1071 feet above sea level).
1961The first electronic desktop calculator was made.
1961City Council votes to make it illegal to eat Chicken with a fork. The law is upheld to this very day. Bon appetit!
1963John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, is assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 22, 1963
1964The Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York; 50,000 apply for 728 available seats. Millions of viewers watched that night.
1968Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated at the Lorrain Motel
1969Launched from Florida on July 16, the third lunar mission of NASA's Apollo program, Apollo 11 space flight landed the first humans on the Moon.
1970Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on the student body of Kent State, throwing the country into an uproar over the Vietnam War
1972The carving of Stone Mountain was officially declared complete
1974Lake Lanier Islands celebrates its first year of operation.
1976America celebrates its 200th birthday.
1979Mother Teresa is awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1981Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th President of the United States of America
1982Candler Street School Building was added to the National register of Historic Places
1983Martin Luther King Jr. Day becomes a national holiday.
1985Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time hits record in baseball.
1987Bill Gates becomes the computer industry's first billionaire.
1989Lake Lanier Island Resort hotel opens - later renamed the Hilton Lake Lanier Islands Resort
1993Gainesville Police Department became Accredited
1996Gainesville served as the Rowing/Kayaking Venue for the 1996 Olympics. During the Olympics Gainesville was named "Hospitality Capital of the World" by an NBC Broadcaster
1997TV 18, The Government Channel begins broadcasting
1998New City of Gainesville Logo adopted
1998After an amazing career spanning 6 NBA Championships, 14 NBA All Star years, 5 NBA MVPs, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals, Michael Jordan retires from the NBA.
2000Gainesville named City of Excellence by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine
2003Gainesville is named one of the Top 10 Places to Retire by Barron's Magazine
2004Spring Chicken Festival first held in Roosevelt Square
2005The Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest, opens in Atlanta
2006Gainesville is named Georgia Trendsetter City by the Georgia Municipal Association
2010New Public Safety Complex opens with Police Department, Municipal Court and Fire Station #1