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Iron Hill School #112-C

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. Iron Hill School #112-C Marker
Inscription.  The Iron Hill area was a community of African American farming and mining families. Constructed in 1923, Iron Hill School #112-C was one of over 80 schools built with funding from Pierre S. duPont, who sought to replace rundown public schools with modern facilities. Opened from 1923-1964, the school was in session from September through June and included grades 1-6. All instruction was conducted by a single teacher. The Delaware Academy of Science acquired the building in the late 1960s and used it to house a natural history museum for over 40 years. Because of diligent restoration efforts undertaken by the Academy, the building stands as one of only a few former duPont schools still architecturally intact.
 
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-211.)
 
Location. 39° 37.865′ N, 75° 45.48′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Old Baltimore Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Iron Hill School #112-C image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. Iron Hill School #112-C
National Register of Historic Places Plaque
flies. A different marker also named Iron Hill School #112-C (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington's Reconnaissance (approx. half a mile away); British Position (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Cooch's Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Welsh Tract Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Hundreds of Delaware (approx. 1 miles away); Iron Hill School #112C (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (was approx. 1 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Iron Hill School #112-C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 12, 2019
3. Iron Hill School #112-C Marker
Iron Hill School #112-C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
4. Iron Hill School #112-C Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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