“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Holtville in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Holtville School

Holtville School Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 2, 2009
1. Holtville School
Inscription. In the late 1930's and early 1940's Holtville School won national acclaim as one the foremost examples of the progressive education movement in the U.S. It was one of 33 southern schools in 1938 chosen to receive financial support in developing new educational methods. Under the direction of Mr. James Chrietzberg, principal, new educational practices were developed largely by local participants. A commitment to progressive reform was established which continued throughout the 1940's to focus on using the school to improve physical, economic, social and recreational conditions in the community. Students were also given greater responsibility for directing their own education, while the school placed emphasis on learning as they worked.

The main Spanish-style complex was completed in 1929 and retains many of its original features.
Erected 1975.
Location. 32° 38.19′ N, 86° 19.576′ W. Marker is in Holtville, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is on Holtville Road (Alabama Route 111). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deatsville AL 36022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robinson Springs United Methodist Church (approx.
Holtville School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 2, 2009
2. Holtville School Marker
8.8 miles away); Elmore County Training School (approx. 9 miles away); Robinson Springs Camp Confederate Monument (approx. 9 miles away); Robinson Springs Neighborhood (approx. 9 miles away); Welton Blanton Doby High School (approx. 9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); Wetumpka L&N Depot (approx. 9.4 miles away); Wetumpka Methodist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away).
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Holtville School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 2, 2009
3. Holtville School Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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