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(Former) Atkins High School

 
 
(Former) Atkins High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
1. (Former) Atkins High School Marker
Inscription. Named for prominent local African-American education pioneer, Dr. Simon Green Atkins, Atkins High School was designed by Harold Macklin in the Classical Revival style and constructed 1930-1931. Atkins was the first school in Winston-Salem built as a high school to serve Africans Americans. Constructed with the assistance of the Rosenwald Fund, a philanthropic organization devoted to building schools for African-Americans. Atkins marked the first use of the Rosenwald funds for an urban high school in North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
 
Erected 2002 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 36° 6.586′ N, 80° 13.348′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Cameron Avenue 0.1 miles north of East 12th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Black House and Brickyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away);
(Former) Atkins High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
2. (Former) Atkins High School Marker
Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); East Winston Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party (approx. 0.7 miles away); Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tobacco Unionism (approx. 0.8 miles away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker page. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
(Former) Atkins High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
3. (Former) Atkins High School Marker
(Former) Atkins High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
4. (Former) Atkins High School Marker
(Former) Atkins High School image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
5. (Former) Atkins High School
(Former) Atkins High School image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 15, 2012
6. (Former) Atkins High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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