Jay eyes Fidelis to save
May 23, 2019
At the Florida Preservation Conference in Pensacola this year, the Fidelis school located on Highway 87 in the town of Jay joined 10 others in a Florida Trust list of 11 historic structures to save.
Converted in the mid-1980's to what is now the Fidelis Community Center, the schoolhouse was built in 1925 and had additions in the 1940s through 1960s.
The county has considered demolishing the structure to make way for other projects due to a lack of funding to upgrade it and bring it up to code for use as a community center.
Jay resident and president of the Jay Historical Society Matthew D...