Ninth Avenue School

Ninth Avenue School (HM2LK9)

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N 35° 18.922', W 82° 27.591'

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1951-1965

On Sunday October 28, 1951, the dedication of the new two-story, red-brick building was celebrated. The Ninth Avenue School opened its doors as a consolidated school for the Black American students of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties. It served as a union school with elementary classes on the first floor and high school students on the second. While sometimes disadvantaged in resources, the caring spirit of the staff and parents gave the students a family-like learning institution that pushed all to be their best. The Ninth Avenue Tigers in their blue and gold uniforms were well known throughout the area. The principals were John Marable, Cedric Jones, William Gordon, J.R. Wright and Leon H. Anderson. Integration of the local public schools occurred in 1965 and the last commencement was held on May 27, 1965. The school building still stands facing Prince Street as part of Hendersonville Middle School.
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HM NumberHM2LK9
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Year Placed2008
Placed BySenior Girl Scout Troop 404, 6th & 9th Avenue Alumni Committee and Hendersonville City Council
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Date Added Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 367294 N 3908994
Decimal Degrees35.31536667, -82.45985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.922', W 82° 27.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 55.32" N, 82° 27' 35.46" W
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