Booker T. Washington High School Historical

Booker T. Washington High School Historical (HM1VV5)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
Country: United States of America

N 36° 43.629', W 76° 35.268'

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The Suffolk School Board opened Booker T. Washington School here in 1913 to serve African American children in grades 1-8. Ninth grade was added during the 1920s. Overcrowding prompted the construction of a larger building here in 1925. Black residents successfully campaigned for the addition of a senior high curriculum, and the first high school class graduated in 1937. Administrator J.F. Peele Jr. provided leadership for four decades. Again overcrowded, the school relocated to a new building one and a half miles east in 1953. The last high school class graduated in 1969. Washington became an intermediate school and later an elementary school.
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HM NumberHM1VV5
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358215 N 4065779
Decimal Degrees36.72715000, -76.58780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.629', W 76° 35.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 37.74" N, 76° 35' 16.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-413 Smith St, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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