Booker T. Washington School No. 109C

Booker T. Washington School No. 109C (HM1QIM)

Location: New Castle, DE 19720 New Castle County
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N 39° 39.52', W 75° 34.068'

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Built in 1923 with funding provided by Pierre S. duPont for schools in Delaware, this school replaced New Castle's first school for "colored" students that was built in 1867 on Williams Street. The Delaware School Auxiliary Association provided $23,405.97 to cover the entire cost of the land and the construction of the two room brick building. Grades one through eight were instructed by two teachers. Notable faculty included Bertha Howard Battle, who taught grades one through four from 1923 until 1938, and Albion T. Unthank, who taught grades five through eight from 1926 until his death in 1953. During segregation, this school was the center of educational and social activities for the African-American residents of New Castle. Booker T. Washington School was used as an elementary school until 1958. It was used for a variety of educational programs until the early 1980s. Following a long period of vacancy, the building was acquired in 2005 by the New Castle Senior Center for community use.
Marker NumberNC-145
Year Placed2005
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 451292 N 4390027
Decimal Degrees39.65866667, -75.56780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.52', W 75° 34.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 31.2" N, 75° 34' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 South St, New Castle DE 19720, US
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