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1322 Raguet Street (Not Zoned Historic)

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Address: 1322 Raguet Street

Name: Christ Episcopal School Reese Pre-School Building

Date: Circa 1998

Block: 45

Lot: 7 & 9

Original Use: Residential

Current Use: School

Condition: Good

Description: 1-story; slab foundation; pink brick; green shutters; flat roof; U-shaped front driveway; parking lot; small playground; chain link fence; concrete benches; small playground equipment; dedicated to Shirley Reese.

Significance: Christ Episcopal Church bought the lots from Ed Hoya circa 1940-1950. Ed Hoya had bought lot 9 from Anna Mary Blount Vance and lot 7 from Wylie J. Hicks. For fifteen years from 1960-1975, the two lots served as a residential home to the church's reverends. Reverend John A. Desel (1960-1970) and Reverend Michl C. Macey (1972) both lived at the residence at different times during the fifteen year period. In 1975, the building housed the Episcopal Students Association. A new building was built and dedicated to Shirley Reese in 2001 who had served as Christ Episcopal School's principal from 1981-1997. Shirley Reese was killed in a car wreck on her way home after she had visited her newborn grandchild. Today the Shirley Reese Building serves Christ Episcopal School's Pre-School.