Round Hill Colored School, Loudoun

ROUND HILL COLORED SCHOOL

Data as of 5/17/2016

Sections   (1)  History, (2) 1940 Insurance Photos and Physical Description; (3) Instructors

(1) History

  • Constructed in 1889, 1 room at a cost of $350. Frame construction. Source: Report of Survey Committee on Long Range Planning for Loudoun County, Jan, 1940.  Location:  LCPS: Archives folder 2.2 County School Board, 1918-1952.

(2)  1940 Photographs and Physical Description 

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Photo  By Thos E. Sims, Jr.  Source:  Insurance Analysis and Permanent Record – Property of Loudoun County School Board: Garrett Insurance Company (Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company), Leesburg, Virginia.  October, 1940. (Blue Insurance Binder, LCPS Records Office, Round Hill, Loudoun, Co., Va.)

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(2)   Instructors:

  • 1893/94:   Anderson H.  Davis of Round Hill was the “colored” instructor.  Grade of Certificate 3rd.  Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  18931894ColoredReel4418Census of Colored Teachers 1893/94 – March 30, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1894/95:   Mr. Davis continued at Round Hill.  Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  1895ColoredA Census of Colored Teachers 1894/95 – Done Dec 10, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1895/96:  Miss Florence L. Baker was A  “colored” instructor, teaching on a 3rd grade permit.  She was also from Round Hill.   In addition, Anderson H. Davis of ROund Hill also instructed on a 2nd grade permit.  Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (  1895ColoredA Census of Colored Teachers 1894/95 – Done Dec 10, 1894), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1896/97:  Miss Florence L. Baker continued to teach on  a3rd Grade permit, as did Anderson H. Davis on a 2nd grade permit.  Source: Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975 (1897ColoredCombined  Census of Colored Teachers 1896-97 – Done Dec 15, 1896), Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.
  • 1930/31:  The School Board appointed Clarence Coles as the colored teacher in July.  Coles was paid $60 a month and received his education at the Manassas Industrial Institute founded by Jennie Dean, the same evangelist and educational sponsor who started the Conklin Colored School. At the time of his appointment, Coles had 5 years of teaching experience, 4 of which was in Loudoun.  Sources: (a)  Loudoun Times Mirror Staff. (1930, July 10). School Board Holds Its Regular Session. Loudoun Times Mirror, p. 1.  (b) Virginia Department of Public Instruction. (1892-1975). Virginia Dept. of Education, Lists of Teachers, 1892-1975. Richmond, Virginia, USA: Virginia Department of Public Instruction/Education.  Link at 1930-1931 Sheet.
  • 1942/43:  Hannah B. Daniel was instructor.  Source:  Loudoun Times Mirror, Times Staff, School Board (from page 1), pg 2 showed colored teachers. April 16, 1942.
  • 1944:  The school was closed offered for sale in an advertisement in the Blue Ridge Herald on January 25, 1944, with sealed bids to be received by February 17, 1944.    The deed showed that the lot contained 82,9 square rods and lay on route 719 about 1/2 mile north of Round Hill.  At a meeting of the Board in Leesburg on February 17th, a bid of $75 was offered by Henry Schneider.  It was the only bid received and was accepted, pending approval by “the Judge of the Circuit Court.”  Sources were undated memoranda by Oscar Emerick, Superintendent for schools in Loudoun and the Board Secretary.  The memoranda are available for review in the archives of LCPS.

Edited by Larry W. Roeder, Jr., MS  703 867 2056. South Riding, Virginia  (c) 1/20/2016

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