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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Madison Park School

Montgomery County

Madison Park School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 3, 2019
1. Madison Park School Marker
Inscription.  In 1890, Elijah Madison Jr., Charles Branson, Charles Braswell and others donated funds to construct a private school in the Madison Park Community, which was founded by 14 former Slaves in 1880. A storm soon destroyed the first school building. General P. Madison rebuilt the school building. The first teachers from 1890-1906 were P. Hatchet, Rev. Joe and Carol Arrington, Miss Carrie Madison served as the first principal. In 1913, Julius Rosenwald, along with community residents made contributions toward the construction of a two-teacher type school building. In the early 1930s the school was added to the county system. In 1954, a four-room cement block building was built. In 1961 the original Rosenwald School was torn down and a brick addition was completed that included an auditorium and cafeteria. Teachers from the community were Prince E. Madison and Frankie M. Winston; cooks from the community were Gertrude Johnson, Mamie C. Motley. Annie Singleton, Willie Slaughter, and Sarah Thornton; custodians from the community were Gogladdis Chambliss and Elmetia Gholston. The school continued as an elementary school until school desegregation began
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in the 1970s. The school is now the community center for Madison Park.

Listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on March 29, 2012
Erected 2019 by Madison Park Community Re-Union Organization, Robert Taylor III, President.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 2012.
Location. 32° 25.764′ N, 86° 13.184′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Wetumpka Highway (County Road 74) and Brooks Road, on the left when traveling north on Old Wetumpka Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3245 Old Wetumpka Highway, Montgomery AL 36110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Elam Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Elam Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gunter Annex / Gunter Basic Flying Training School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Khobar Towers (approx. 2.4 miles away); Corporal Vernon L. Burge (approx. 2.4 miles away);

Madison Park School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 3, 2019
2. Madison Park School Marker
Now the Madison Park Community Re-Union Organization.
Combat Skyspot (approx. 2.4 miles away); Operation Allied Force (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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