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Ninth Avenue School

1951-1965

 
 
Ninth Avenue School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 5, 2019
1. Ninth Avenue School Marker
Inscription.  On Sunday October 28, 1951, the dedication of the new two-story, red-brick building was celebrated. The Ninth Avenue School opened its doors as a consolidated school for the Black American students of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties. It served as a union school with elementary classes on the first floor and high school students on the second. While sometimes disadvantaged in resources, the caring spirit of the staff and parents gave the students a family-like learning institution that pushed all to be their best. The Ninth Avenue Tigers in their blue and gold uniforms were well known throughout the area. The principals were John Marable, Cedric Jones, William Gordon, J.R. Wright and Leon H. Anderson. Integration of the local public schools occurred in 1965 and the last commencement was held on May 27, 1965. The school building still stands facing Prince Street as part of Hendersonville Middle School.
 
Erected 2008 by Senior Girl Scout Troop 404, 6th & 9th Avenue Alumni Committee and Hendersonville City Council.
 
Location. 35° 18.922′ 
Ninth Avenue School Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking south • Main Street on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 5, 2019
2. Ninth Avenue School Marker
(wide view looking south • Main Street on right)
N, 82° 27.591′ W. Marker is in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on North Main Street south of 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted along the walkway, atop a large, brick, waist-high planter, and might be obscured at times by the plants and flowers around it. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 North Main Street, Hendersonville NC 28792, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sixth Avenue School (here, next to this marker); Dotson Store Building (a few steps from this marker); Ripley - Shepherd Building (a few steps from this marker); 226-232 N. Main (a few steps from this marker); 219 - 221 N. Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 215 N. Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 202 - 206 N. Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Nuckolls Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hendersonville.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
Ninth Avenue School Marker<br>(<i>wide view from Main Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2019
3. Ninth Avenue School Marker
(wide view from Main Street)
Ninth Avenue School Marker Dedication Plaque<br>(<i>located near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2019
4. Ninth Avenue School Marker Dedication Plaque
(located near marker)
This monument was made possible through the
support and efforts of the following:

6th & 9th Avenue Alumni Committee
Jessie Jenkins-Wilson, Chair
Raymond Coleman
Billy Dean Cox
Randy McMinn
Wilhelmina Robinson-Mills
Mildred Hopper-Mooney
Madeline Cunningham-Royes
Frank Wilson

Hendersonville City Council
Mayor Greg Newman
Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Volk
Council Member Steve Caraker
Council Member Jeff Collins
Council Member William O’Cain

Ed Lastein, Landscape Architect
City of Hendersonville Public Works

Senior Girl Scout Troop 404
Maggie Chandler • Melaine Gossage
Stephanie Nix • Shelby Welter
Lu Ann Welter, Leader

Dedicated June 28, 2008
 

More. Search the internet for Ninth Avenue School.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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