Public School No. 111-C

Public School No. 111-C is a historic rural school building located at Christiana, New Castle County, Delaware. It was built in 1923, and consists of a one-story, balloon frame, gambrel-roofed main block containing the classrooms with three small wings housing the furnace room, wash rooms and work and lunch room. The building is in the Colonial Revival style. It is an example of the schools for African American children built in the 1920s by progressive philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont (1870–1954).[2]

Public School No. 111-C
Public School No. 111-C Christiana Delaware.jpg
Public School No. 111-C, November 2012
Public School No. 111-C is located in Delaware
Public School No. 111-C
Public School No. 111-C is located in the United States
Public School No. 111-C
Location50 N. Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana, Delaware
Coordinates39°40′07″N 75°39′31″W / 39.66854°N 75.65860°W / 39.66854; -75.65860Coordinates: 39°40′07″N 75°39′31″W / 39.66854°N 75.65860°W / 39.66854; -75.65860
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1923 (1923)
ArchitectBetelle, James O.
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.79000625[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 18, 1979

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Dean E. Nelson (June 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Public School No. 111-C". National Park Service. and accompanying nine photos