Hope Rosenwald School

Hope Rosenwald School (HMS9A)

Location: Pomaria, SC 29126 Newberry County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 16.203', W 81° 21.869'

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(Front text)
This school, built in 1925-26 at a cost of $2,900, was one of more than 500 rural African-American schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation between 1917 and 1932. The original two-acre lot for the school was donated by James H. Hope, Mary Hope Hipp, and John J. Hope. James H. Hope, then S.C. Superintendent of Education, was its longest-serving head, 1922-1947.
(Reverse text)
This two-room school, with grades 1-8 taught by two teachers, closed in 1954. In 1958 it was sold to the Jackson Community Center and Cemetery Association, comprised of nine members of the adjacant St. Paul A.M.E. Church. That group maintained the school for many years. It became the Hope Community Center in 2006 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Details
HM NumberHMS9A
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
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Marker Number36-20
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Hope School Community Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 466447 N 3792159
Decimal Degrees34.27005000, -81.36448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 16.203', W 81° 21.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 16' 12.18" N, 81° 21' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1317-2085 Hope Station Rd, Pomaria SC 29126, US
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