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New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Division Street School

 
 
Side 'One' - - Division Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
1. Side 'One' - - Division Street School Marker
Inscription.  
Side 'One'

Because of the growing number of African-American school-age children, the New Albany School Board authorized a new elementary school for them June 1884. It opened here 1885. An 1869 Indiana law had mandated education of colored children, with separate enumeration and separate schools supported with tax revenue within the common school system.

Side 'Two'

Improvements and repairs were made over the years. The still-segregated school closed 1946. Friends of Division Street School was organized 1999 for restoration of the building. Restoration has been a joint project of the Friends and New Albany/Floyd County School Corporation. Building listed in National Register of Historic Places 2002.
 
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Friends of Division Street School, Inc. (Marker Number 22.2005.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1884.
 
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38° 17.594′ N, 85° 48.295′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Division Street and East 18th Street, on the right when traveling east on Division Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1803 Conservative Street, New Albany IN 47151, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memories of Division (a few steps from this marker); New Albany National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honoring Our Heroes (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mansion on Main (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Morrill House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named New Albany National Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Michael C. Kerr Home (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Side 'Two' - - Division Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
2. Side 'Two' - - Division Street School Marker
'Division Street' Side of the School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
3. 'Division Street' Side of the School
Plaque at 'Division Street' Entrance - - National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
4. Plaque at 'Division Street' Entrance - - National Register of Historic Places
'Conservative Street' Side of the School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
5. 'Conservative Street' Side of the School
Stone Sign - - "Established 1884" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
6. Stone Sign - - "Established 1884"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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