List of Rosenwald schools

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This is a list of notable Rosenwald Schools, from Texas to Virginia, from Florida to Oklahoma. There once were 5,000 or so Rosenwald Schools in the United States, primarily serving black Americans.

At least 58 of these schools are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Notable examples include:

Name Image Dates Location City, State Description
Mount Sinai School Mount Sinai School Autauga County July 2011 1.jpg Autauga County, Alabama
New Hope Rosenwald School New Hope Rosenwald School Fredonia Alabama.JPG 1915 built
2001 NRHP-listed[1]
32°56′36″N 85°17′8″W / 32.94333°N 85.28556°W / 32.94333; -85.28556 (New Hope Rosenwald School) Fredonia, Alabama
Tankersley Rosenwald School Tankersley Rosenwald School 03.jpg 1922 built
2009 NRHP-listed
Hope Hull, Alabama Inside a Rosenwald School.
Merritt Rosenwald School Merritt Rosenwald School Midway Alabama.JPG Midway, Alabama
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Rosenwald School Rosenwald School Notasulga Alabama.JPG Notasulga, Alabama
Oak Grove School Oak Grove School in Hale County Alabama.jpg 1925 built
1998 NRHP-listed
32°32′48″N 87°40′48″W / 32.54667°N 87.68000°W / 32.54667; -87.68000 (Oak Grove School) Near Prairieville, Alabama
Rosenwald School (Delight, Arkansas) 1938 built
1990 NRHP-listed
34°2′13″N 93°27′17″W / 34.03694°N 93.45472°W / 34.03694; -93.45472 (Rosenwald School (Delight, Arkansas)) near Delight, Arkansas
Malvern Rosenwald School 836 Acme St.
34°21′45″N 92°49′18″W / 34.36250°N 92.82167°W / 34.36250; -92.82167 (Malvern Rosenwald School)
Malvern, Arkansas NRHP-listed[1]
Mt. Olive Rosenwald School 1927 built
2004 NRHP-listed
Bradley Rd. 45
33°25′41″N 92°3′33″W / 33.42806°N 92.05917°W / 33.42806; -92.05917 (Mt. Olive Rosenwald School)
Mount Olive, Bradley County, Arkansas Includes Colonial Revival architecture
Oak Grove Rosenwald School Oak Grove, AR NRHP-listed[1]
Selma Rosenwald School Selma, Arkansas NRHP-listed[1]
Bigelow Rosenwald School 1926 built
2004 NRHP-listed
Jct. of AR 60 and Bethel AME Rd.
35°4′30″N 92°33′55″W / 35.07500°N 92.56528°W / 35.07500; -92.56528 (Bigelow Rosenwald School)
Toad Suck, Arkansas
Milner-Rosenwald Academy Mount Dora FL Milner Academy01.jpg Mount Dora, Florida
The Rosenwald School 624 Bay Street (now Avenue) Panama City, Florida Building stands but is not in use as a school. See http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/articles/2008/july/944-the-rosenwald-school-of-panama-city.html. No relation to current Rosenwald High School.
Cusseta Industrial High School Cusseta Industrial High School (Cusseta, GA; NRHP).JPG Cusseta, Georgia
Cedar Grove Rosenwald School Olmstead, Kentucky NRHP-listed[1]
Rosenwald High School New Roads, Louisiana
Community Rosenwald School Louisiana NRHP-listed[1]
Longstreet Rosenwald School Louisiana NRHP-listed[1]
Ridgeley School (officially Colored School No. 1 of Prince George's County) 1927 built
8507 Central Avenue Capitol Heights, Maryland Now a museum.[2][3]
Queenstown Rosenwald School Queenstown Rosenwald School Dec 09.JPG 1932 built
2009 NRHP-listed
430 Queenstown Rd.
39°8′41.65″N 76°39′8.5″W / 39.1449028°N 76.652361°W / 39.1449028; -76.652361 (Queenstown Rosenwald School)
Severn, Maryland
Lula G. Scott Community Center Lula G. Scott Community Center May 10.JPG 1921 built
2009 NRHP-listed
6243 Shady Side Rd.
39°50′8.07″N 76°30′48.81″W / 39.8355750°N 76.5135583°W / 39.8355750; -76.5135583 (Lula G. Scott Community Center)
Shady Side, Maryland
San Domingo School San Domingo School, front (22797516364).jpg 1919 built
2007 NRHP-listed
11526 Old School Rd.
38°30′39″N 75°43′22″W / 38.51083°N 75.72278°W / 38.51083; -75.72278 (San Domingo School)
Sharptown, Maryland
Freetown Rosenwald School Freetown Rosenwald School Dec 09.JPG 1924 built
2007 NRHP-listed
7825 Freetown Rd.
39°8′27″N 76°34′38″W / 39.14083°N 76.57722°W / 39.14083; -76.57722 (Freetown Rosenwald School)
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Norbeck School 1927 Montgomery County, Maryland Locally designated historic site on Montgomery County's Master Plan for Historic Preservation
Highland Park School Prince George's County, Maryland had been in continuous use by the school system. It was recently renovated for use as a Headstart Center.
San Domingo Community and Cultural Center (SDCCC) 1919 11526 Old School Road Mardela Springs, Maryland Rosenwald School built in 1919, restored during 2004-2014, SDCCC Dedication Ceremony: 8/23/14. NRHP listed. Two-story, three-teacher, Sharptown Colored (Elementary) School. 1919-1957. Sold to community of San Domingo for $10.00. Continuously used as Masonic Lodge meeting hall, daycare center, tutorial center, youth workshops and meeting place for various groups.
Marley Neck Rosenwald School Marley Neck Rosenwald School Dec 09.JPG Anne Arundel County, Maryland
J.W. Randolph School RandolphSchool (Pass Christian, MS).jpg 1928 Pass Christian, Mississippi
Central School 1926 414 Watkins St.
35°42′38″N 79°48′14″W / 35.71056°N 79.80389°W / 35.71056; -79.80389 (Central School)
Asheboro, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993
Morgan School 1925-1926 7427 Winters Rd.
35°49′18″N 78°8′14″W / 35.82167°N 78.13722°W / 35.82167; -78.13722 (Morgan School)
Bailey, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006
Ware Creek School 1921 East side of NC 1103, .3 miles southeast of junction with NC 1112
35°25′12″N 76°56′19″W / 35.42000°N 76.93861°W / 35.42000; -76.93861 (Ware Creek School)
Blounts Creek, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996
Billingsville School 1927 3100 Leroy St.
35°11′46″N 80°48′30″W / 35.19611°N 80.80833°W / 35.19611; -80.80833 (Billingsville School)
Charlotte, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999
Siloam School 1920 W side of Mallard Highlands Dr, Approx. 0.25 mi. S from jct. of John Adams Rd.,
35°20′10″N 80°44′20″W / 35.33611°N 80.73889°W / 35.33611; -80.73889 (Siloam School)
Charlotte, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007
Coinjock Colored School 1920 4358 Caratoke Hwy.
36°21′46″N 78°36′04″W / 36.36278°N 78.60111°W / 36.36278; -78.60111 (Coinjock Colored School)
Coinjock, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013[4]
Harnett County Training School 1922-1956 610 E. Johnson St.
35°18′40″N 75°58′00″W / 35.31111°N 75.96667°W / 35.31111; -75.96667 (Harnett County Training School)
Dunn, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014[5]
Russell School (Durham, North Carolina) 1926-1927 2001 St. Mary's Rd.
36°7′24″N 78°56′45″W / 36.12333°N 78.94583°W / 36.12333; -78.94583 (Russell School)
near Durham, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009
Liberty Hill School (Ellerbe, North Carolina) LIBERTY HILL SCHOOL, RICHMOND COUNTY.jpg 1930 234 Covington Comm. Rd.
35°08′15″N 79°52′00″W / 35.13750°N 79.86667°W / 35.13750; -79.86667 (Liberty Hill School)
near Ellerbe, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008
Reid's Grove School 1927 931 Main St.
36°25′04″N 78°45′29″W / 36.41778°N 78.75806°W / 36.41778; -78.75806 (Reid's Grove School)
near Gatesville, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011[6]
Zachariah School 1920 NC 1239, 0.6 miles South of NC 1244
35°31′28″N 77°41′53″W / 35.52444°N 77.69806°W / 35.52444; -77.69806 (Zachariah School)
Greene County, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005
Lincoln Park School 1922 1272 S. Currant St.
35°5′6″N 78°28′25″W / 35.08500°N 78.47361°W / 35.08500; -78.47361 (Lincoln Park School)
Pinebluff, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997
Princeton Graded School 1925-1926 601-611 W. Edwards St.
35°28′11″N 78°10′07″W / 35.46972°N 78.16861°W / 35.46972; -78.16861 (Princeton Graded School)
Princeton, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005
Panther Branch School 1926 NC 2727, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south of NC 183
35°37′59″N 78°38′28″W / 35.63306°N 78.64111°W / 35.63306; -78.64111 (Panther Branch School)
near Raleigh, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001
St. Matthews School (Raleigh, North Carolina) 1922 US 401, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) northeast of NC 2213
35°51′37″N 78°33′41″W / 35.86028°N 78.56139°W / 35.86028; -78.56139 (St. Matthews School)
near Raleigh, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001
J.C. Price High School JC Price High School Salisbury NC.JPG 1931-1932 1300-1400 W. Bank St.
35°40′37″N 80°29′07″W / 35.67694°N 80.48528°W / 35.67694; -80.48528 (J.C. Price High School)
Salisbury, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010
Snow Hill Colored High School 1925 602A W. Harper St.
35°26′58″N 77°20′52″W / 35.44944°N 77.34778°W / 35.44944; -77.34778 (Snow Hill Colored High School)
Snow Hill, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003
Walnut Cove Colored School WalnutCoveColouredSchoolBldg.JPG 1921 Jct. of Brook and Dalton Sts., NW corner
36°18′12″N 80°08′39″W / 36.30333°N 80.14417°W / 36.30333; -80.14417 (Walnut Cove Colored School)
Walnut Cove, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995; won a National Preservation Honor Award for its rehabilitation for use as a senior citizens' community center.
W. E. B. DuBois School 1926 536 Franklin St.
35°59′06″N 78°30′04″W / 35.98500°N 78.50111°W / 35.98500; -78.50111 (W. E. B. DuBois School)
Wake Forest, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Liberia School 1921-1922 4.5 miles S of Warrenton, Sw side of NC 58
36°21′42″N 78°06′03″W / 36.36167°N 78.10083°W / 36.36167; -78.10083 (Liberia School)
Warrenton, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Riley Hill School 1928 NC 2320, 0.2 miles (0.32 km) east of NC 2318
35°51′34″N 78°24′59″W / 35.85944°N 78.41639°W / 35.85944; -78.41639 (Riley Hill School)
Wendell, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Williamston Colored School 1930-1931 705 Washington St.
35°50′45″N 77°03′38″W / 35.84583°N 77.06056°W / 35.84583; -77.06056 (Williamston Colored School)
Williamston, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014[7]
Atkins High School 1931 1215 N. Cameron Ave.
36°06′39″N 80°13′17″W / 36.11083°N 80.22139°W / 36.11083; -80.22139 (Atkins High School)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999
Warren County Training School 1931 East side of NC 1300, 0.8 N of NC 1372
36°30′56″N 78°09′59″W / 36.51556°N 78.16639°W / 36.51556; -78.16639 (Warren County Training School)
Wise, North Carolina listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Arbeka Rosenwald School Arbekarosenwald.jpg Arbeka, Oklahoma
Douglass School LawtonDouglass.JPG Lawton, Oklahoma
Rosenwald Hall LimaRosenwald2012.JPG Lima, Oklahoma
Kiowa County Sep. #1 HobartOKRosenwald.JPG Hobart, Oklahoma
Lincoln Grade School Lehighlincoln.JPG Lehigh, Oklahoma
Pleasant Hill School PleasantHillOKRosenwald.JPG McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Union School Stellaunion.jpg Stella, Oklahoma
Great Branch Teacherage 1924-1925 built
2007 NRHP-listed
Orangeburg, South Carolina NRHP-listed[1]
Hannah Rosenwald School Hannah Rosenwald School 2.jpg 1924 built
2009 NRHP-listed
2890 Neeses Highway Newberry, South Carolina NRHP-listed[1]
Hope Rosenwald School Hope School near Pomaria, South Carolina.jpg 1925-26 built
2007 NRHP-listed
1971 Hope Station Rd.
34°16′14″N 81°21′52″W / 34.27056°N 81.36444°W / 34.27056; -81.36444 (Hope Rosenwald School)
Near Pomaria, South Carolina Funded by $700 from Rosenwald Fund, $600 donations from African Americans, $400 donations from white Americans, and $1,200 state and local government funds. Has Colonial Revival architecture. Will be used as a community center, too. NRHP-listed[1]
Hopewell Rosenwald School Hopewell Rosenwald School.jpg 1926 built
2010 NRHP-listed
Near Clarks Hill, South Carolina
Howard Junior High School Howard Junior High School.jpg 1925 built
2006 NRHP-listed
431 Shiloh St. Prosperity, South Carolina
Mt. Zion Rosenwald School 1925 built
2001 NRHP-listed
Near Florence, South Carolina
Pine Grove Rosenwald School Pine Grove Rosenwald School Exterior.jpg 1923 built
2009 NRHP-listed
937 Piney Woods Rd. Columbia, South Carolina
Retreat Rosenwald School Retreat Rosenwald School, 150 Pleasant Circle, Westminster (Oconee County, South Carolina).JPG 1923 built
2011 NRHP-listed
Westminster, South Carolina NRHP-listed[1]
Allen-White School Whiteville, Tennessee NRHP-listed[1]
Cairo Rosenwald School 1922 built
1996 NRHP-listed
Zieglers Fort Rd., approximately 2.5 mi. S of TN 25
36°21′48″N 86°21′49″W / 36.36333°N 86.36361°W / 36.36333; -86.36361 (Cairo Rosenwald School)
Cairo, Tennessee NRHP-listed[1]
Free Hills Rosenwald School Free-hills-rosenwald-tn1.jpg 1929 built
1996 NRHP-listed
Free Hills Rd., E of TN 52
36°33′49″N 85°29′23″W / 36.56361°N 85.48972°W / 36.56361; -85.48972 (Free Hills Rosenwald School)
Free Hill, Tennessee Free Hills Community Center in Free Hill, Tennessee. Free Hill is also known as Free Hills.
Lincoln School Lincoln-school-pikeville-tn1.jpg Pikeville, Tennessee
Hopewell School Hopewell School South and East Elevations 2015.jpg 1922 built
690 State Highway 21 West
30°05′55″N 97°27′40.5″W / 30.09861°N 97.461250°W / 30.09861; -97.461250 (Hopewell School)
Cedar Creek, Texas listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015
Annie E. Colbert Rosenwald School 1927 built
231 S Colbert Street
30°02′46″N 94°52′45″W / 30.04611°N 94.87917°W / 30.04611; -94.87917 (Annie E. Colbert Rosenwald School)
Dayton, Texas
Pleasant Hill School Pleasant Hill, Texas Rosenwald School.JPG 1925 built
2004 NRHP-listed
2722 Farm Rd. 1399
33°3′11″N 94°23′46″W / 33.05306°N 94.39611°W / 33.05306; -94.39611 (Pleasant Hill School (Linden, Texas))
Linden, Texas
Lockhart Vocational High School Lockhart vocational school 2011.jpg 1923 built
1104 E. Market St.
29°53′09″N 97°39′47″W / 29.88583°N 97.66306°W / 29.88583; -97.66306 (Lockhart Vocational High School)
Lockhart, Texas listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998
Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural High School Sweet home school 2013.jpg 1924 built 10 mi (16 km). S of Seguin on Sweet Home Rd.
29°27′40″N 98°02′21″W / 29.46111°N 98.03917°W / 29.46111; -98.03917 (Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural High School)
Seguin, Texas listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998
Scrabble School 1921-1922 built
2007 NRHP-listed
111 Scrabble Rd.
38°35′02″N 78°8′58″W / 38.58389°N 78.14944°W / 38.58389; -78.14944 (Second Union School)
Castleton, Virginia NRHP-listed[1]
Second Union School 1918 built
2006 NRHP-listed
2787 Hadensville Fife Rd.
37°45′52″N 78°3′10″W / 37.76444°N 78.05278°W / 37.76444; -78.05278 (Second Union School)
Goochland, Virginia NRHP-listed[1]
East Suffolk Elementary School 1926-1927 built
2003 NRHP-listed
231 S. 7th St.
36°43′30″N 76°33′51″W / 36.72500°N 76.56417°W / 36.72500; -76.56417 (East Suffolk Elementary School)
Suffolk, Virginia NRHP-listed[1]
Nansemond County Training School 1924 built
2004 NRHP-listed
9307 Southwestern Blvd.
36°38′22″N 76°48′16″W / 36.63944°N 76.80444°W / 36.63944; -76.80444 (Nansemond County Training School)
Suffolk, Virginia NRHP-listed[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Karen Heller (August 30, 2015). "The Enlightening Legacy of the Rosenwald Schools". Washington Post. , including this photo of exterior
  3. ^ Ridgley Rosenwald School History
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/07/13 through 1/11/13. National Park Service. 2013-01-18. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/18/14 through 8/23/14. National Park Service. 2014-08-29. 
  6. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/29/11 through 9/02/11. National Park Service. 2011-09-09. 
  7. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 7/21/14 through 7/25/14. National Park Service. 2014-08-01.