Lafayette County Training School

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Lafayette County Training School
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Lafayette County Training School is located in Arkansas
Lafayette County Training School
Location in Arkansas
Lafayette County Training School is located in the United States
Lafayette County Training School
Location in United States
Location1046 Berry St., Stamps, Arkansas
Coordinates33°21′11″N 93°29′17″W / 33.35306°N 93.48806°W / 33.35306; -93.48806Coordinates: 33°21′11″N 93°29′17″W / 33.35306°N 93.48806°W / 33.35306; -93.48806
Arealess than one acre
Built1929 (1929)
Built byS.F. Johnson
ArchitectSamuel L. Smith
Architectural styleBungalow/American craftsman
NRHP reference #04001500[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 20, 2005

The Lafayette County Training School is a historic school building at 1046 Berry Street, on the former campus of Ellis High School in Stamps, Arkansas. It is a single-story brick building with gable roof, built in 1929 with assistance from the Rosenwald Fund. It is laid out in the shape of an H, and houses six classrooms in the side wings, with an office, library, and auditorium in the center. It is the only surviving Rosenwald School in Lafayette County. It served the area's African-American student population until 1969, when the county schools were integrated. It thereafter served as an integrated middle school until 1975, and for a time as a daycare center afterward.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Lafayette County Training School" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-24.