Episcopal High School Great Oak
Unframed Print Size: 23" x 11¾ "
Framed and Matted Print Size: 26" x 13½"
The remarkable Great Oak of Jacksonville's Episcopal High School is a lasting memory for students and parents since the school's founding in 1966. It was the school's center piece symbolizing so much of what the school represented.
The Episcopal community dedicated the Dale D. Regan Plaza at the Great Oak as a tribute to principal Dale Regan on March 6, 2013. The Regan Plaza protected and preserved the root system of the Great Oak, which was hundreds of years old, and provided a safe place under the spreading branches of the tree for quiet reflection or study.
However, the decision was made in late 2014 to take the tree down for safety reasons. Huge weathered branches had begun to rot and fall endangering students and visitors who passed beneath its spreading canopy.