Division Street School


Division Street School
Division Street School
Location: New Albany, Indiana
Coordinates: 38°17′34.67″N 85°48′18.14″W / 38.2929639°N 85.8050389°W / 38.2929639; -85.8050389Coordinates: 38°17′34.67″N 85°48′18.14″W / 38.2929639°N 85.8050389°W / 38.2929639; -85.8050389
Built: 1884
Architect: Fite, Andrew; Kahl, Philip
Governing body: Local
MPS: Indiana's Public Common and High Schools MPS
NRHP Reference#: 02000193 [1]
Added to NRHP: July 15, 2002

The Division Street School in New Albany, Indiana, is on the United States National Register of Historic Places, being added in 2002. It was one of the first elementary schools for black children, with construction beginning in June 1884, and the opening in 1885. It was moved by thirty feet westward in 1922. It was untouched by the Ohio River flood of 1937. It operated as a school until May 1946, while segregation still took place; those students still attended were assigned to Griffin Street School. From 1946 until 1948 it was a Veterans Administration Office. It was then used as a maintenance shop for the New Albany/Floyd County School Corporation until 1999. After restoration, it is now used for various community activities.

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