Leland College

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Leland College
Leland College is located in Louisiana
Leland College
Leland College is located in the US
Leland College
Nearest city Baker, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°35′34″N 91°10′52″W / 30.59278°N 91.18111°W / 30.59278; -91.18111Coordinates: 30°35′34″N 91°10′52″W / 30.59278°N 91.18111°W / 30.59278; -91.18111
Area 20.9 acres (8.5 ha)
Built 1923
NRHP Reference #

82000433

[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1982

Leland College was a college for blacks, but open to all races. It was established in 1870,[2] first in New Orleans and then moved to near Baker, Louisiana, in 1923 after its original buildings burned. The school closed in 1960.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Notable alumnus[edit]

  • Eddie Robinson - former Grambling State University head football coach - Class Year 1941

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Leland College
  3. ^ History of Leland College