Mount Vernon Community School
Until the 1970s, Pilgrim Elementary school was different from today. Pilgrim had a smaller playground with a brick wall around it. The gym was used only for physical education classes and most students went home for lunch, while others ate lunch in the classrooms. Fifth grade students had the responsibility of collecting milk money from the kindergarten students. During lunch, the fifth graders would use a milk machine to deliver the milk to the kindergarten students.
Pilgrim Elementary School, now East Pilgrim, was the community school for the Mount Vernon area and was a focal point for community activities. The Parent Teacher Association was active with members of the community and the school was used as a meeting place. The 1977 Ohio Supreme Court case of Penick v. The Columbus School Board ended the segregation of schools in Columbus. Students from Pilgrim were bussed to other schools in the district.
Erected 2007 by 2006-2007 East Pilgrim 3rd Grade Class The Columbus Foundation The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 98- 25.)
Location. 39° 58.595′ N, 82° 57.621′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Emerald Avenue and Taylor Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Emerald Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at the north side of the site, not at 440 Taylor, as some sources state. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1529 Emerald Ave, Columbus OH 43203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Formerly Maryland Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); White Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); War! – “It Is All Hell” (approx. ¾ mile away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. ¾ mile away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. ¾ mile away); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. one mile away); St. Clair Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
More about this marker. The Site is heavily overgrown.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.