Alumni help renovate Historic Spencer House

Alumni help renovate Historic Spencer House

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Spencer alumni gathered Thursday to do their part to help preserve and restore a piece of history in the Fountain City.

Spencer High alumni are in the process of redoing the Historic Spencer House. The home is named for William Spencer, the first superintendent of black schools in Columbus who lived in the home from 1912 to 1925.

Members of the Spencer Owlettes spoke to us about the significance of the Spencer House.

"The Spencer House is important because this house is named for the man that Spencer House is named for," said Marion Hammons, member of Spencer Owlettes. "Mr. Spencer was an educator very much at that time educating black children."

A restoration committee was formed in 2010 to help preserve the home and continue the legacy of William Spencer.

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