Located at 1706 Old Shell Road, the main building was built in 1915. Community members raised the money to build the auditorium and cafeteria in 1924. The school continued to serve the surrounding neighborhood until it was closed for renovations in 1989. In September of 1989, Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts was created as one of several magnet schools established in Mobile County to settle the Birdie Mae Davis Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, a long-standing desegregation case in Mobile County. With its longstanding educational development, the school decided to shut its doors and reopen at a separate location allowing for Pace Burt & Assoc. to purchase the building in 2012. Each separate classroom is now an individual apartment and opened its doors as Old Shell Lofts in January of 2017.

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