1910 - 2010Founded as a private school for elementary students in 1894 by Rev. John Dart at the corner of Bogard and Krake Streets, Charleston Normal and Industrial School was approved to become a public school for "colored" children in 1910 and opened at the 244 President Street site on January 3, 1911. In 1921, the school was renamed J.E. Burke Industrial School and by 1929, Burke was serving fifth through eleventh graders. In 1954, Burke and Avery merged as Burke High School and became accredited by the Southern Association of College and Secondary Schools; becoming one of the first high schools for African Americans to be accredited in the state.
|Placed By||Burke High School Foundation, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 597971 N 3628796|
|Decimal Degrees||32.79275000, -79.95370000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 47.565', W 79° 57.222'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 47' 33.90" N, 79° 57' 13.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 232-298 Fishburne St, Charleston SC 29403, US|
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