Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless
Montgomery's first junior and senior high schools for African American students began in Loveless School. Built in 1923 and enlarged in 1930, this building first housed seven grades; the opening of Carver Elementary School and the reduction in enrollment made possible additional classes at Loveless. Under Principal T.H. Randall, the first seniors graduated in May, 1940. In 1948, George Washington Carver Senior High organized and had first classes here, but upon its moving to new quarters, Loveless reverted to a junior high and then to elementary. In spring of 1998, elementary moved to new site, and in fall of 1999, Loveless became home of LAMP.
Born in Bullock County in 1854, H.A. Loveless struggled to get an education, working by day and attending school at night. After a few terms at Selma University, he settled in Montgomery where he first entered the undertaking profession. In addition, he opened a coal and wood yard, operated a livery stable and was a building contractor. A founding member of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, he served as treasurer and was on its Board of Trustees and that of Swayne School. An officer of the Alabama Realty Company, he was also a member of the Negro Businessmen's
Erected 2000 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 21.96′ N, 86° 19.423′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jeff Davis Avenue and Bragg Street, on the right when traveling east on West Jeff Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 921 West Jeff Davis Avenue, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (within shouting distance of this marker); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (approx. 0.2 miles away); Percy Lavon Julian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holt Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. ¼ mile away); Sherman W. White, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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