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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Depot Street Graded School Site

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox
1. Depot Street Graded School Site Marker
Inscription.  When built in 1887, the Depot Street Graded School was the largest and most important public school for African-Americans in North Carolina. Education pioneer, Dr. Simon Green Atkins, came to Winston as principal of the school in 1890. Under Atkins' leadership, the school expanded in 1894 and became home to Winston's first African-American high school in 1895. The Depot Street Graded School burned in the 1920s.
 
Erected 2002 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 36° 6.142′ N, 80° 14.471′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Patterson Avenue 0.1 miles south of Seventh Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pythian Hall (about 400 feet away); Lloyd Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes
Depot Street Graded School Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox
2. Depot Street Graded School Site Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Downtown North Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Safe Bus Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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