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Booker T. Washington School No. 109C

 
 
Booker T. Washington School No. 109C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
1. Booker T. Washington School No. 109C Marker
Inscription. Built in 1923 with funding provided by Pierre S. duPont for schools in Delaware, this school replaced New Castle’s first school for “colored” students that was built in 1867 on Williams Street. The Delaware School Auxiliary Association provided $23,405.97 to cover the entire cost of the land and the construction of the two room brick building. Grades one through eight were instructed by two teachers. Notable faculty included Bertha Howard Battle, who taught grades one through four from 1923 until 1938, and Albion T. Unthank, who taught grades five through eight from 1926 until his death in 1953. During segregation, this school was the center of educational and social activities for the African-American residents of New Castle. Booker T. Washington School was used as an elementary school until 1958. It was used for a variety of educational programs until the early 1980s. Following a long period of vacancy, the building was acquired in 2005 by the New Castle Senior Center for community use.
 
Erected 2005 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-145.)
 
Location. 39° 39.52′ N, 75° 34.068′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on South Street. Touch for map.
Booker T. Washington School No. 109C image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
2. Booker T. Washington School No. 109C
Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 South Street, New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The River Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Dyke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Castle United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Thomas Holcomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Green or Market Plaine (approx. ¼ mile away); Delaware's Independence Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); New Castle Court House 1732 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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