Ross Point School

Ross Point School was a historic rural, African-American school building located near Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware. Funding for the building was provided by Pierre S. du Pont. It was built in 1922, and was a rectangular, one-story wood frame building in the Colonial Revival style. It had a hipped roof and cedar shingle siding. It had an entrance portico with a triangular pediment. It remained in use as school until September 24, 1964, when it was officially consolidated into the Laurel Special School District.[2]

Ross Point School
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Former location of the building.
Ross Point School is located in Delaware
Ross Point School
Ross Point School is located in the United States
Ross Point School
LocationRoad 448 near junction with Road 62, near Laurel, Delaware
Coordinates38°33′23″N 75°27′15″W / 38.55639°N 75.45417°W / 38.55639; -75.45417Coordinates: 38°33′23″N 75°27′15″W / 38.55639°N 75.45417°W / 38.55639; -75.45417
Area3.4 acres (1.4 ha)
Built1922 (1922)
Built byGuilbert and Betelle, Pierre S. du Pont
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.01000886[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 17, 2001

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1] It is listed on the Delaware Cultural and Historic Resources GIS system as destroyed or demolished.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Brian Page (November 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ross Point School". and Accompanying six photos
  3. ^ "Ross Point School 215C". Delaware Cultural and Historic GIS system. State of Delaware. Retrieved 18 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)