Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Hiram Rosenwald School

Marker ID: GHS 110-1
Location: Location at 92 and Alexander St. in front of the school.
County: Paulding
Coordinates: N 33° 52.812    W 084° 45.624
  33.880195    -84.760405
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2MW3
The Hiram Rosenwald School Marker  


In 1912 Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in community school construction of public schools for African-American students in the South. The Julius Rosenwald Fund assisted local communities who raised additional funds. By the 1930´s one in every five rural southern schools for blacks had been constructed with aid from the Rosenwald Fund, a total of nearly five thousand schools throughout the South. The Hiram Rosenwald school opened in 1930 as the Hiram Colored School. It was the only Rosenwald school in Paulding County and, at that time, the only African-American school with a library in the county. The school operated from 1930 until 1955.

2005.12 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, U.N.I.T.E., and the Hiram Rosenwald School Preservation Committee 110-1


More Information:
Wikipedia - Rosenwald School
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Rosenwald Schools, A National Treasure
Wikipedia - Julius Rosenwald
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington