Fairlead Academy I – Lexington Park MD

Description

Fairlead Academy I is part of the St. Mary’s County Public Schools system. It used to be called Great Mills School and was built by federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers in 1936. It originally served as an elementary school, and now serves as a school that helps young adults prepare for their post-high school lives. Another example of how the great work of the WPA continues to be utilized.

Source notes

(1) Fairlead Academy, at http://schools.smcps.org/fairlead/, accessed December 18, 2012. 
(2) Maryland Historical Trust report on Fairlead/Great Mills, available to view or download at the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties: http://www.mdihp.net/. 
(3) WPA photograph collection at the University of Maryland College Park Archives.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on December 29, 2012.

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Location Info


20833 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Coordinates: 38.240535, -76.494873

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