Elmore County Training School

Elmore County Training School (HM1C69)

Location: Wetumpka, AL 36092 Elmore County
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N 32° 33.066', W 86° 12.648'

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Constructed in 1924 on five acres, this building was one of nine schools constructed in Elmore County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee Institute to provide matching grants for the construction of school buildings for African Americans in mostly rural areas of the South. This collaborative effort produced more than 5,000 of these buildings in 15 southern states, 389 of which were constructed in Alabama. In addition to the Rosenwald funding of $1,300, the community, both black and white contributed $5,400 toward the construction of this school. The school grew to six buildings on an eight-acre site before being closed due to integration in 1963. In 1987, the original 1924 building was restored for use as the Elmore County Black History Museum. This building, along with others on the site, was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2001.
HM NumberHM1C69
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 574095 N 3601798
Decimal Degrees32.55110000, -86.21080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 33.066', W 86° 12.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 33' 3.96" N, 86° 12' 38.88" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-206 Lancaster St, Wetumpka AL 36092, US
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