It was designed by Snowden Ashford in 1910, and named for educator Alexander Crummell. It was built in 1911 by Allan T. Howlson, for $44,987.00. It was dedicated on November 23, 1911. It was closed in 1977. A community group used the school for a preschool, library, job training and daycare center. During the 1990s, the property was used by an automobile auctioneer. It is now used as parking for a nightclub.