Lancaster in Lancaster County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute
Located on this site, Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute for black students was incorporated in 1905; M. D. Lee was president and J. G. McIlwain chairman of the board. By 1912, the school was offering both elementary and advanced education to a number of students, many of whom trained for industrial employment or as teachers.
This school, incorporated in 1905, was operated by the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. By 1908 the campus included the Springs Industrial Building, named in honor of Colonel Leroy Springs (a benefactor of the institute), and the Clinton Young Men's Building, named for African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop I. C. Clinton.
Erected 1977 by Lancaster County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 29-6.)
Location. 34° 43.446′ N, 80° 46.056′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, South Carolina, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of East Barr Street and Clinton Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Barr Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster SC 29720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton Memorial Cemetery / Isom C. Clinton The Courthouse Lancaster County / John Simpson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lancaster County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas H Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Springs Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leroy Springs House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lancaster (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Regarding Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute. None of the original institute still stands.
Also see . . . Photo of Lancaster Institute. (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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