Cockrill School – Nashville TN

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Description

With federal funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA) the Cockrill School was constructed in 1939 and opened in late January 1940. Cockrill School replaced an older school, and provided space for 700 students in 17 classrooms.

Cockrill School was part of a citywide PWA school building project that included Lockeland and Caldwell Schools for white students and Carter-Lawrence and Pearl Schools for African Americans. According to an article in the Nashville Tennessean (1940), the schools were “equipped with a sound system and radio, modern, new furniture, a projector for visual instruction, a library and teacher workroom, health clinic, modern cafeteria and an auditorium with chairs that can be removed so that the room may be used for recreational purposes.” 

Source notes

Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission historical marker (see photo)

Nashville Tennessean, 28 January 1940

Project originally submitted by Tara Mitchell Mielnik on December 27, 2014.

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Location Info


610 49th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Coordinates: 36.155161, -86.845576

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