Benjamin Banneker School

Benjamin Banneker School (HM1EQ0)

Location: Bloomington, IN 47404 Monroe County
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N 39° 10.124', W 86° 32.699'

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(Side One)
African-American students went to "Colored School" on 6th Street, circa 1874-1915, under 1869 law. New elementary school for black students opened here December 7, 1915 with 93 students and 3 teachers. Gymnasium added 1941-1942. Schools integrated under 1949 Indiana law. Segregation at Banneker ended in 1951 despite protests from some citizens.

(Side Two)
Renamed Fairview Annex, integrated sixth grade classes with Banneker and Fairview students met here 1951-1954, until new integrated Fairview School was completed. By 1955, this building became Westside Community Center. In 1994, after major renovation, it was renamed Benjamin Banneker Community Center to commemorate its history as segregated school.
HM NumberHM1EQ0
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number53.2008.2
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Bloomington's Black Business & Professional Association, Repairing the Breach Committee, and the City of Bloomington
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 539307 N 4335599
Decimal Degrees39.16873333, -86.54498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 10.124', W 86° 32.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 10' 7.44" N, 86° 32' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 966-998 W 7th St, Bloomington IN 47404, US
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