Retreat Rosenwald School

Retreat Rosenwald School (HMZZA)

Location: Westminster, SC 29693 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 38.483', W 83° 3.852'

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This school, often called Retreat Colored School, was built in 1923 for the African-American students in and near Westminster. A two-room, two-teacher, elementary school, it was built by local builder William Walker Bearden of Oakway at a cost of $2,300. It was one of more than 500 schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation between 1917 and 1932.

This public school replaced a one-room private school established by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church about 1870. About 50-60 students a year, in grades 1-7, attended Retreat Colored School from 1923 until it closed after the 1949-50 school year. The school was sold to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in 1950. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker Number37-20
Year Placed2012
Placed ByPleasant Hill Baptist Church
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 310805 N 3835212
Decimal Degrees34.64138333, -83.06420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 38.483', W 83° 3.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 38' 28.98" N, 83° 3' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-140 Pleasant Hill Cir, Westminster SC 29693, US
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