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Irmo in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richlex School Site

 
 
Richlex School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Richlex School Site Marker
Inscription.  Julius Rosenwald, Chicago philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., (1910-1925), helped fund this black school, built 1918. The original two-room structure was named in Rosenwald's honor and the school's curriculum eventually included grades 1-12. It was renamed Richlex in the 1950s, but closed in 1968; Robert Lee Floyd served as principal during this time.
 
Erected 1990 by Class of 1970. (Marker Number 40-113.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 34° 6.313′ N, 81° 11.186′ W. Marker is in Irmo, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Broad River Road (U.S. 176), on the right when traveling north. Located today at Dutch Fork Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7900 Broad River Road, Irmo SC 29063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethlehem Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Irmo
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); St. Paul Church / Oak Grove (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War II Bombing Ranges (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lake Murray (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pine Grove Rosenwald School (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bethlehem Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irmo.
 
Also see . . .  Julius Rosenwald. Over the course of his life, Rosenwald and his fund donated over 70 million dollars to public schools, colleges and universities, museums, Jewish charities and black institutions. The rural school building program was one of the largest programs administered by the Rosenwald Fund. It contributed more than four million dollars in matching funds to the construction of more than 5,000 schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the South. These schools became informally known as "Rosenwald Schools." (Submitted on May 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Richlex School Site Marker, looking north along Broad River Rd. (U.S. Hwy. 176) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Richlex School Site Marker, looking north along Broad River Rd. (U.S. Hwy. 176)
Julius Rosenwald, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
from the United States Library of Congress, circa 1929
3. Julius Rosenwald, as mentioned
Chicago philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., (1910-1925)
Richlex School Site Marker, at the Dutch Fork Elementary School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Richlex School Site Marker, at the Dutch Fork Elementary School
In 1971, the school was changed to an elementary school during a district wide reorganization and was given the name Dutch Fork Elementary School.
Richlex School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
5. Richlex School Site Marker
Dutch Fork Elementary School, 7900 Broad River Rd. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
6. Dutch Fork Elementary School, 7900 Broad River Rd.
Richlex School Site Marker, looking south along Broad River Rd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
7. Richlex School Site Marker, looking south along Broad River Rd
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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