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Mount Vernon Community School

Pilgrim School

 
 
Mount Vernon Community School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
1. Mount Vernon Community School Marker
Side A
Inscription.
Side A
Until the 1970s, Pilgrim Elementary school was different from today. Pilgrim had a smaller playground with a brick wall around it. The gym was used only for physical education classes and most students went home for lunch, while others ate lunch in the classrooms. Fifth grade students had the responsibility of collecting milk money from the kindergarten students. During lunch, the fifth graders would use a milk machine to deliver the milk to the kindergarten students.

Side B
Pilgrim Elementary School, now East Pilgrim, was the community school for the Mount Vernon area and was a focal point for community activities. The Parent Teacher Association was active with members of the community and the school was used as a meeting place. The 1977 Ohio Supreme Court case of Penick v. The Columbus School Board ended the segregation of schools in Columbus. Students from Pilgrim were bussed to other schools in the district.
 
Erected 2007 by 2006-2007 East Pilgrim 3rd Grade Class The Columbus Foundation The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 98- 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 58.595′ 

Mount Vernon Community School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
2. Mount Vernon Community School Marker
Without pruning equipment, I could not get a clear shot of Side B
N, 82° 57.621′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Emerald Avenue and Taylor Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Emerald Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the north side of the site, not at 440 Taylor, as some sources state. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1529 Emerald Ave, Columbus OH 43203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Formerly Maryland Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); White Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); War! – “It Is All Hell” (approx. 0.7 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. ¾ mile away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. one mile away); St. Clair Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. The Site is heavily overgrown.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Mount Vernon Community School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
3. Mount Vernon Community School Marker
Marker can barely be seen at a distance. Heavy overgrowth.
Mount Vernon Community School Building image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 13, 2016
4. Mount Vernon Community School Building
North façade, Emerald Avenue entrance, old Pilgrim School. The site of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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