New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Division Street School
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.
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 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
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); a different marker also named New Albany National Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County (approx. half a mile away); Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles 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.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 364 times since then. 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.