Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Howard High School
First Secondary School for Blacks in Delaware
Pierre S. DuPont was the major benefactor for the new building, opened in 1928 on this site. With the annexation of the adjoining Howard Career Center in 1975. Howard's role as the major education institution for Blacks expanded to include students from the total Delaware community. (Marker Number NC-82.)
Location. 39° 44.811′ N, 75° 32.505′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of North Poplar Street and West 13th Street, on the left when traveling south on North Poplar Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Howard High School. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clifford Brown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knotty Pine Restaurant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Walnut Street YMCA (approx. ¼ mile away); Caesar Rodney Monument Brandywine Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Tatnall House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
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