Division Street School

Division Street School (HMVDV)

Location: New Albany, IN 47150 Floyd County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.594', W 85° 48.295'

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Side 'One'

Because of the growing number of African-American school-age children, the New Albany School Board authorized a new elementary school for them June 1884. It opened here 1885. An 1869 Indiana law had mandated education of colored children, with separate enumeration and separate schools supported with tax revenue within the common school system.

Side 'Two'

Improvements and repairs were made over the years. The still-segregated school closed 1946. Friends of Division Street School was organized 1999 for restoration of the building. Restoration has been a joint project of the Friends and New Albany/Floyd County School Corporation. Building listed in National Register of Historic Places 2002.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number22.2005.1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Friends of Division Street School, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 604507 N 4239026
Decimal Degrees38.29323333, -85.80491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.594', W 85° 48.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 35.64" N, 85° 48' 17.70" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-309 E 18th St, New Albany IN 47150, US
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