St. James Rosenwald School

St. James Rosenwald School (HMI5W)

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 Horry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 37.273', W 79° 2.513'

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St. James Rosenwald School, which stood here from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, was one of several African-American schools in Horry County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Rev. Smart Small, Sr. (1891-1961), assisted by Eugene Beaty (1889-1958), Dave Carr (1886-1992), Henry Small (1897-1999), and Richard Small, Sr. (1893-1950) led fundraising efforts.

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The school, built in 1928 or 1929, was a five-room frame schoolhouse typical of the larger rural schools built by the Rosenwald Foundation between 1917 and 1932. It educated about 150 students a year in grades 1-10, with five or six teachers. St. James Rosenwald School had two principals: Eula G. Owens (d. 1971), succeeded by her husband, Boyd Williams Owens (d. 1981). It closed in 1970 after desegregation.
Details
HM NumberHMI5W
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
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Marker Number26-15
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Burgess Organization for the Advancement of Young People, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 681640 N 3721877
Decimal Degrees33.62121667, -79.04188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.273', W 79° 2.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 16.38" N, 79° 2' 30.78" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10299 SC-707, Myrtle Beach SC 29588, US
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