Photo Gallery | Haunted Jax: Annie Lytle School
Local urban legends claim the Annie Lytle School is one of the most haunted places in Jacksonville. According to Low Country Paranormal, "stories of a janitor that went crazy and killed students, a principal that would kill trouble-makers in his office and a boiler explosion that killed children top the list. The site was rumored to be the site of Satanic rituals intended to summon demons."
The school was built in 1891 as a wooden school house and called Public School Number Four. The building went through a few updates before it was replaced with the brick and mortar structure still standing today. The school once overlooked Riverside Park and was later renamed Annie Lytle to honor a former principal. In the 1950s the property was isolated by Interstate 95 construction and the once-beautiful view was cut off by the highway. The school closed in 1960 and was used by the school system for administrative offices until 1971. The building has been vacant ever since. The building has been vandalized for years.Address: 1011 Peninsular Place Is it Haunted: In our non-expert opinion, no. There's definitely a creepy feeling, but it's an abandoned building full of dark spaces. The only thing to be afraid of are the folks hanging out inside and vandalizing the school.