St. John School — Rosenwald Funded Historical

St. John School — Rosenwald Funded Historical (HM1XPN)

Location: Gordonsville, VA 22942 Albemarle County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.778', W 78° 16.593'

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The St. John School, built here in 1922-1923, served African-American students during the segregation era. Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck and Co., collaborated with Booker T. Washington in a school-building campaign begining in 1912. The Rosenwald Fund, incorporated in 1917, helped build more than 5,000 schools and supporting structures for African Americans in the rural South by 1932. The Rosenwald Fund contributed $700 for the St. John School, while local residents donated $500 and Albemarle County provided $1,300. The two-classroom school closed during the 1950s and was later purchased by St. John Baptist Church.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 738874 N 4218153
Decimal Degrees38.07963333, -78.27655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.778', W 78° 16.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 46.68" N, 78° 16' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1575-1627 Co Rd 640, Gordonsville VA 22942, US
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