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Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Alston Graded School / Alston High School

 
 
Alston Graded School side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Alston Graded School side
Inscription.  
Alston Graded School
Alston Graded School, one of the first African-American schools founded in Dorchester County, stood here from 1910 to 1954. Named for its founder, Dr. J.H. Alston, it included grades 1-11 until 1949 and 1-12 afterwards. The two-story wood frame school, which was designed by architects Burden and Walker of Charleston and built by N.A. Lee, was moved to Bryan Street in 1953.

Alston High School
Alston High School, located on Bryan Street from 1953 to 1970, included grades 1-12. A new one-story brick school built on the new site in 1953 was constructed for about $200,000. It closed in 1970 after the desegregation of county schools. The present Alston Middle School, on Bryan Street, includes grades 6-8.
 
Erected 2000 by The Alston Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 18-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 33° 1.352′ N, 80° 10.536′ W. Marker
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is in Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st N Street and North Cedar Street, on the right when traveling west on West 1st N Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summerville SC 29483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guerin's Pharmacy (approx. ¼ mile away); Jewish Life (approx. ¼ mile away); Timrod Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Timrod Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Summerville High School / Coach John McKissick (1926-2019) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Coach John McKissick and his wife, Joan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Summerville Memorial Stadium (approx. 0.9 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
 
Alston High School side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 24, 2010
2. Alston High School side
Alston Graded School / Alston High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 24, 2010
3. Alston Graded School / Alston High School Marker
Marker seen at West 1st N Street and North Cedar Street intersection image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, January 24, 2010
4. Marker seen at West 1st N Street and North Cedar Street intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,631 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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