San Domingo School Community & Cultural Center

San Domingo School Community & Cultural Center (HMQN1)

Location: Mardela Springs, MD 21837 Wicomico County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 30.65', W 75° 43.333'

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The first school at this location, built around 1875, was a single story, one-room plan frame building that served the Sharptown District for over forty years. Built in 1919 to replace the first school, this two-story, hip roofed frame structure was financed creatively by several sources including Wicomico County as well as local residents who donated the land, timber and part of the labor. The lot on which the school stands was donated by community residents William L. and Mary Brown. A third source of funding was provided by Julius Rosenwald, president of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. The Julius Rosenwald Fund, administered through Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, supported the construction of new and improved schools for black children throughout the Southern states during the early twentieth century. This school building remained in county use until 1961 when it was sold by the Board of Education. The San Domingo School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its cultural and architectural importance.
HM NumberHMQN1
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Placed ByCommunity Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Low Impact Tourism Experiences, Inc., Maryland Historical Trust, France-Merrick Foundation, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council and the Rural Development Center, Unive
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 437033 N 4262742
Decimal Degrees38.51083333, -75.72221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.65', W 75° 43.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 39.00" N, 75° 43' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11510-11520 County Rd 492, Mardela Springs MD 21837, US
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