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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Noted School Site

 
 
Noted School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Noted School Site Marker
Inscription.  Designed in 1873 by B.J. McElfatrick, architect, as first black public school in Ky. Central Colored School served as cultural and educational center for city's black community until 1894. Then, because of overcrowding, Central relocated. Education continued here for eight more decades. From 1917 to 1970, this was the Mary D. Hill School, named for kindergarten pioneer.
 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1898.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.384′ N, 85° 45.755′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Kentucky Street and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Kentucky Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 West Kentucky Street, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simmons University (about 600 feet away, measured in a
Noted School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Noted School Site Marker
direct line); Seelbach-Parrish House (about 600 feet away); Presentation Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbia Gym (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Unitarian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Central Colored School. National Register of Historic Places registration and accompanying photographs. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Noted School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Noted School Site Marker
Former school building, as seen looking westward from Kentucky Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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