Booker T. Washington School/Booker T. Washington High

Booker T. Washington School/Booker T. Washington High (HM2C5U)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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N 33° 59.586', W 81° 1.533'

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The two-story main building at Booker T. Washington School, built in 1916, stood here until 1975. At first an elementary school with grades 1-10, it became Booker T. Washington High School with grades 9-10 in 1918, added grade 11 in 1924, and added grade 12 in 1947. Columbia's only black high school from 1917 to 1948 and for many years the largest black high school in the state, it closed in 1974.

Booker T. Washington High, one of the first black high schools accredited by the S.C. Dept. of Education, was also one of the most significant institutions in Columbia's black community for more than fifty years. Notable principals included C.A. Johnson, 1916-1931; J. Andrew Simmons, 1932-1945; and Harry B. Rutherford, 1950-1965. The University of S.C. bought the property in 1974 and demolished the main building in 1975.
HM NumberHM2C5U
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Columbia Foundation, the City of Columbia, and SC Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497640 N 3761391
Decimal Degrees33.99310000, -81.02555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.586', W 81° 1.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 35.16" N, 81° 1' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400 Wheat St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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