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Milton Public School #196-C

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
1. Milton Public School #196-C Marker
Inscription.  In an effort to remedy deplorable school facility conditions, philanthropist P.S. du Pont dedicated a substantial portion of his wealth towards the construction of African American schools during the 1920s. Milton Public School #196-C, which stood at this location, was one of over 80 schools to be built with such funding. Designed by New Jersey architectural firm Guilbert and Betelle, construction of the two-room schoolhouse began circa 1921 and was completed the following year. In addition to classroom space, the schoolhouse also featured an attached kitchen where hot lunches were later prepared for students. Desegregation efforts during the 1950s and 60s saw students successfully integrate with the Milton Special School District, which became one of three towns to form the Cape Henlopen School District during 1969-1970. The school building collapsed in 2006, and on April 19, 2014 over 120 former students, teachers, friends and family attended a reunion luncheon in Georgetown to remember their shared history and ensure the continuation of the school's legacy.
 
Erected 2014 by Delaware Public
Milton Public School #196-C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
2. Milton Public School #196-C Marker
Archives. (Marker Number NC-241.)
 
Location. 38° 47.276′ N, 75° 18.742′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Broadkill Road (Delaware Route 16) just from Bennett Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Broadkill Road, Milton DE 19968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carey Storehouse (approx. half a mile away); Milton Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ships and Men (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Holly Industry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor David Hazzard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor Samuel Paynter (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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