Iron Hill School No. 112C

Iron Hill School No. 112C, also known as the Iron Hill Museum, is a historic one-room school building located near Newark in New Castle County, Delaware. It was designed by architect James Oscar Betelle and built in 1923, and is 1 1/2-story, rectangular frame, wood-shingled building on a concrete foundation with a medium-pitched gable roof. The building measures 24 feet by 48 feet, and features a pedimented portico centered on the gable end in the Colonial Revival style. The school was funded by Pierre S. du Pont as part of a reform and rebuilding of African-American schools in Delaware, between 1919 and 1928. The school was used until school segregation was abolished, which occurred at Iron Hill in 1965.[2]

Iron Hill School No. 112C
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Iron Hill School, September 2012
Iron Hill School No. 112C is located in Delaware
Iron Hill School No. 112C
Iron Hill School No. 112C is located in the United States
Iron Hill School No. 112C
Location1335 Old Baltimore Pike in Pencader Hundred, near Newark, Delaware
Coordinates39°37′54″N 75°45′29″W / 39.631532°N 75.758182°W / 39.631532; -75.758182Coordinates: 39°37′54″N 75°45′29″W / 39.631532°N 75.758182°W / 39.631532; -75.758182
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1923 (1923)
ArchitectBetelle, James Oscar
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.95001032[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 1995

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

The Iron Hill Museum's exhibits include area iron ore mining, Lenni Lenape history and culture, rocks and minerals from around Delaware and around the world, mounted area wildlife, and a display of fossils found in the state.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Susan Brizzolara (February 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Iron Hill School No. 112C". National Park Service and accompanying nine photos. Retrieved 2010-04-20. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Exhibits". Iron Hill Museum. Retrieved 2 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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