Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute

Marker ID: SCHM 29-6
Location: East Barr Street, Lancaster
County: Lancaster
Coordinates: N 34° 43.446    W 080° 46.056
  34.7241    -80.7676
Style: Free Standing **


Located on this site, Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute for black students was incorporated in 1905; M. D. Lee was president and J. G. McIlwain chairman of the board. By 1912, the school was offering both elementary and advanced education to a number of students, many of whom trained for industrial employment or as teachers.

This school, incorporated in 1905, was operated by the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. By 1908 the campus included the Springs Industrial Building, named in honor of Colonel Leroy Springs (a benefactor of the institute), and the Clinton Young Men´s Building, named for African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop I. C. Clinton.

Erected by Lancaster County Historical Commission - 1977