City Directories and History: This structure on Chappell Road was constructed circa 1910 by residents in the area for use by the African-American Burial Society and the Black Masons. At other times, the structure was used as a school and a community meeting house. The framed structure is a square building with a hipped roof. Tongue and groove ceiling and batten doors are featured. The building was heated with a wood stove and it appears that two classes could have easily been held here for school. [Historic Properties of York County, S.C. – 1995]
At the time, this was one of the only rural schools for African American students in the area. Later, as the Rosenwald Fund became prevalent, far more schools were built in the region to accommodate students, who often used second hand books, went to school only a few months per year, and finished only graded school levels.
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