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Hendersonville in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sixth Avenue School

1916-1951

 
 
Sixth Avenue School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2019
1. Sixth Avenue School Marker
Inscription.  Following an earlier school on the corner of Justice Street and Ninth Avenue, the Sixth Avenue School opened its doors to area Black American students in 1916. Located on the east side of US 64 and Valley Street, the building was a two story frame structure with classrooms on the first floor and an auditorium on the second floor which served as multiple classrooms as well as a community center. In 1935, a former wooden frame gymnasium was dismantled and moved just north of the Sixth Avenue School to serve as a high school annex. It was the first Ninth Avenue School, dubbed “the Gym.” The principals of these schools were Rev. John Wesley Neill, W.M. Robinson, Spencer Durante and John Marable.
 
Erected 2008 by Senior Girl Scout Troop 404, 6th & 9th Avenue Alumni Committee and Hendersonville City Council.
 
Location. 35° 18.921′ 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
Sixth 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. Sixth Avenue School Marker
(wide view looking south • Main Street on right)
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. Ninth 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 AmericansEducation
 
Sixth Avenue School Marker<br>(<i>wide view from Main Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2019
3. Sixth Avenue School Marker
(wide view from Main Street)
Sixth Avenue School Marker Dedication Plaque<br>(<i>located near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2019
4. Sixth 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

 

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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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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