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

Monte Sano Elementary School

 
 
Monte Sano Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Monte Sano Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  From a small self-contained 1800s rural community Monte Sano ballooned with the Space Age. By 1958 there were approximately 100 families connected with the Space Program living on Monte Sano. Many were von Braun Rocket Team Members.

The school was founded in September, 1959. Constructed as a flat-roofed building with six rooms, kitchen and office. Gable-roofed in 1989. The school became the central core of education and community life.

A prime example of Modern/Usonian architecture. Listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. January 19, 1999.
 
Erected 1999 by Friends of Monte Sano.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceArchitectureEducation.
 
Location. 34° 44.194′ N, 86° 31.897′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Monte Sano Boulevard Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1107 Monte Sano Boulevard Southeast, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Monte Sano Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. Monte Sano Elementary School Marker
. Camp Monte Sano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lowell M. Anderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Monte Sano (approx. half a mile away); Historic Viduta / Hotel Monte Sano (approx. half a mile away); Monte Sano Female Seminary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Schrimsher Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Monte Sano Railway (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 25, 2021