Division Street School

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Division Street School
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Division Street School is located in Indiana
Division Street School
Division Street School is located in the US
Division Street School
Location 1803 Conservative St., New Albany, Indiana
Coordinates 38°17′35″N 85°48′18″W / 38.29306°N 85.80500°W / 38.29306; -85.80500Coordinates: 38°17′35″N 85°48′18″W / 38.29306°N 85.80500°W / 38.29306; -85.80500
Area less than one acre
Built 1884 (1884)
Built by Fite, Andrew; Kahl, Philip
MPS Indiana's Public Common and High Schools MPS
NRHP reference # 02000193[1]
Added to NRHP July 15, 2002

The Division Street School is a historic school building located at New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. It was one of the first elementary schools for African-American children, with construction beginning in June 1884, and the opening in 1885. It was moved by thirty feet westward in 1922. It was untouched by the Ohio River flood of 1937. It operated as a school until May 1946, while segregation still took place; those students still attended were assigned to Griffin Street School. From 1946 until 1948 it was a Veterans Administration Office. It was then used as a maintenance shop for the New Albany/Floyd County School Corporation until 1999. After restoration, it is now used for various community activities.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-10-01.  Note: This includes Laura Thayer (1994). "Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory: Division Street School" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-01.  and Accompanying photographs, Newspaper Article, Supporting Documentation, and Letter.