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Booker T. Washington High School

 
 
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By Steve Masler, September 24, 2015
1. Booker T. Washington High School Marker
Inscription. From a two-room, two-teacher structure known as Clay Street School, Booker T. Washington High School evolved as the first public high school for black students in Memphis. About 1911, the school was relocated to an abandoned building on Webster Avenue, where it was known as Kortrecht High School. During the 1926-27 school year, it was moved into a new structure on Lauderdale Street and was named in honor of black educator and leader, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915).
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 111.)
 
Location. 35° 7.665′ N, 90° 2.682′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Lauderdale and East Georgia Ave., on the left when traveling north on Lauderdale. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S Lauderdale St Memphis, TN 38126, Memphis TN 38126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucie Eddie Campbell (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church, Lauderdale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T. H. Hayes and Sons Funeral Home (about 400 feet away); The Mount Nebo Baptist Church
Booker T. Washington High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 24, 2015
2. Booker T. Washington High School Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Bishop Charles Harrison Mason (approx. half a mile away); Mason Temple (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church / Mt. Olive CME Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Universal Life Insurance Building/Universal Life Insurance Company (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Booker T. Washington High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, September 24, 2015
3. Booker T. Washington High School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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