Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Richlex School Site



Marker ID: SCHM 40-113
Location: Short distance N of Irmo on us 176 at Dutch Fork Elementary School
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 34° 6.313    W 081° 11.186
  34.10521666    -81.18643333
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Julius Rosenwald, Chicago philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., (1910 - 1925), helped fund this black school, built 1918. The original two - room structure was named in Rosenwald´s honor and the school´s curriculum eventually included grades 1 - 12. It was renamed Richlex in the 1950s, but closed in 1968; Robert Lee Floyd served as principal during this time.

Erected by Class of 1970 - July 1, 1990