Street Manual Training School

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Street Manual Training School
Street Manual Training School.jpg
Street Manual Training School is located in Alabama
Street Manual Training School
Street Manual Training School is located in the United States
Street Manual Training School
Nearest cityRichmond, Alabama
Coordinates32°6′47″N 87°3′35″W / 32.11306°N 87.05972°W / 32.11306; -87.05972Coordinates: 32°6′47″N 87°3′35″W / 32.11306°N 87.05972°W / 32.11306; -87.05972
Area23.1 acres (9.3 ha)
NRHP reference #99000891[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 28, 1999

The Street Manual Training School was a historic African American school in Richmond, Dallas County, Alabama.

The campus once comprised over 200 acres (81 ha), but most of it was sold after the school closed in 1971. The remaining 23.1-acre (9.3 ha) campus contains seven buildings constructed between 1906 and 1964 as well as a circa 1943 water tower.[2] The school was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1999.[1]


The school was founded in 1904 by Emmanuel M. Brown. Brown, a graduate of Harvard University and proponent of the ideas of Booker T. Washington. He was dedicated to improving the quality of life for African Americans in Dallas County during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation. Brown modeled his school on the Tuskegee Institute. He lived onsite from the beginning of the school, serving as the headmaster until his death in 1960.[2]

Street Manual Training School
FounderEmmanuel M. Brown
Last updated: 31 December 2017


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (July 9, 2010). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Street Manual Training School". National Park Service. Retrieved April 15, 2013. See also: "Accompanying photos".