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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 complected 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. 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); 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); William Wyatt Bibb (approx. 9.5 miles away).
 
Holtville School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 2, 2009
2. Holtville School Marker
 
 
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 June 7, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,263 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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