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Burke High School

 
 
Burke High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. Burke High School Marker
Inscription.
(Front text)

This school, founded in 1910, was the first public high school for African-Americans in Charleston. It succeeded the Charleston Normal & Industrial School, a private school at Bogard & Kracke Streets, which had been founded in 1894 by Rev. John L. Dart. The new Charleston Colored & Industrial School, built here at President and Fishburne Streets by the City of Charleston, opened in January 1911 with 375 students.
(Reverse text)
David Hill became the first African-American principal in 1919. The school was renamed Burke Industrial School in 1921 in memory of J.E. Burke, vice chairman of the public school board. By 1930 Burke, with 1,000 students, had a full elementary and high school curriculum in addition to its vocational curriculum. Burke merged with Avery High School in 1954, was accredited, and was renamed Burke High School, in a new complex on this site. It was rebuilt in 2005.
 
Erected 2010 by The Burke High School Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 10-67.)
 
Location. 32° 47.563′ N, 79° 57.224′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Fishburne Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between
Burke High School Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. Burke High School Marker, reverse side
President Street and Hagood Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 244 Presidents Street, Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Burke High School (here, next to this marker); Septima P. Clark Expressway (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Star of the West (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton Park Terrace (approx. 0.4 miles away); AH – 1 “Cobra” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Burke High School Web page. (Submitted on January 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Burke High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
3. Burke High School Marker
Burke High School and Marker, east along Fishburne Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
4. Burke High School and Marker, east along Fishburne Street
Burke High School and Marker, looking west along Fishburne Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 9, 2011
5. Burke High School and Marker, looking west along Fishburne Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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