Buttonwood School

Buttonwood School (HM1QIL)

Location: New Castle, DE 19720 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 40.779', W 75° 33.018'

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In 1919 a school was established in the Buttonwood Methodist Church to serve the needs of "colored" students in the growing neighborhood. The first teacher was James Matthew Coulbourne. In 1926 a new one room school housing grades 1-8 was built here on land obtained from the Lukens Steel Company. Funding for construction was provided by P.S. DuPont and the Delaware School Auxiliary Association. Expanding enrollment resulted in the employment of a second instructor, Sylvester Woolford, in 1934. An additional classroom was added in 1938. Integration of local schools was initiated in 1955, and in 1957 the Buttonwood School was closed. The property was purchased by the Trustees of the New Castle Common in 1998, and conveyed to the Buttonwood Civic Association in 2002.
Marker NumberNC-174
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452807 N 4392347
Decimal Degrees39.67965000, -75.55030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.779', W 75° 33.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 46.74" N, 75° 33' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129-159 Buttonwood Ave, New Castle DE 19720, US
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