Florence Graded School

Florence Graded School (HMQM8)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23435
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 49.4', W 76° 29.45'

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Florence Graded School was named for Florence Bowser, a noted educator who was instrumental in having the school constructed. It was built in 1920 with state and local funds and a grant from the Julius Rosenwald Fund which had been created in 1922 to finance elementary schools for southern African Americans. Some 5,000 Rosenwald schools were built in 15 states, including 308 in Virginia; 9 were in Suffolk (then Nansemond County). Elements of the original frame building survive in the present brick structure. The adjoining Florence Bowser Elementary School was completed in 1963.
HM NumberHMQM8
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker NumberK 271
Year Placed1967
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 367040 N 4076311
Decimal Degrees36.82333333, -76.49083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 49.4', W 76° 29.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 49' 24.00" N, 76° 29' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4551-4759 VA-337, Suffolk VA 23435, US
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