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Booker T. Washington Junior High School

Booker T. Washington School; May 2004 photo courtesy of Marie Constantini Larner
May 2004 photo courtesy of Marie Constantini Larner

7th Street & Central Ave.

Principals | Faculty | Staff | Sports | Classes | School History


Principals:
W. K. Valentine (c. 1928, 1929)
James Grasty (? - 1950 - ?) - 1




Faculty: Some Teachers:

 


Staff:

Sports: Some Coaches/Athletic Directors:

Classes:

School History: This school was dedicated to serve Chester's African-American community in January 1924.  The principal speaker at the dedication was Chester Mayor Samuel E. Turner.

Additions were made to the building in 1944 and 1954.

On June 14, 2000 the Chester-Upland Board of Control voted to close Booker T. Washington school at the end of the present school year.

The school is scheduled for demolition by the Chester Housing Authority soon after August 23, 2006.

Built in 1923, the school will soon be demolished by the Chester Housing Authority. Former students, educators and administrators were invited to say farewell and to take pictures in front of the building at a Farewell to Booker T. Washington event on Wednesday 8/23/2006.

 

1 - Thanks to Bob Vaughan, bbvaughan@aol.com, for this information.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this school, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com


2001, 2004, 2006 John A. Bullock III.

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This page last updated 08/24/06