Sedalia in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1997, Whitsett resident Boyd Toben donated funds to restore the baseball diamond for community youth teams. The restoration relocated home plate and added fencing and bleachers to accommodate today’s baseball and softball teams. It was named for Charles W. Bundrige, Palmer coach, teacher, and fourth president.
Charles W. Bundrige (1921-1997) joined Palmers faculty in 1952. Bundrige graduated from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and served in the 183rd Engineer Combat Army Battalion during World War II. Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown hired him while he attended graduate school at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. He taught history and physical education and coached all the boys’ sports. He later served as the school’s business manager and as president until the school closed in 1971.
Bundrige’s commitment to Palmer Memorial Institute continued when he helped establish the campus as a North Carolina State Historic Site and served as vice-president of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historical Foundation, the site’s private, non-profit support group.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sedalia NC 27342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McLean House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galen L. Stone Hall 1927 (about 400 feet away); Bell Tower (about 500 feet away); Kimball Hall (about 600 feet away); Palmer Memorial Institute (about 800 feet away); Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1883 - 1961 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedalia.
Also see . . . Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site. (Submitted on April 17, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Sports •
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