Sumner School – Boonville MO

Description

Constructed by the WPA in 1939. This was a historically black school, until desegregation in 1959.  It was subsequently used as a warehouse and is currently occupied by the Concerned Citizens  for the Black Community in Boonville.

Source notes

http://www.boonvilledailynews.com/article/20130517/NEWS/130518964/-1/video?rssfeed=true#axzz2XOWk02lW

www.kchsoc.org/schools/black_schools_missouri.pdf‎

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on June 26, 2013.

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Location Info


1111 Rural St.
Boonville, MO 65233

Coordinates: 38.9798378, -92.73460590000002

2 comments on “Sumner School – Boonville MO

  1. Avatar Bethany Moore

    You should put this Sumner Public School on the National Register. I am doing research into the Little Dixie area and African-American history in central Missouri and I am using the National Register to gather resources. The second Sumner School on Spruce Street is listed but for some reason this building is not.

  2. Avatar Brett Rogers

    Sumner School was included in a Missouri SHPO historic architecture survey. See: “African American Schools in Rural and Small Town Missouri: The Missouri River Valley,” June 1999,
    Project No. 29-98-13128-476: https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/survey/SWAS022-S.pdf, II-7, pp. 38-43.

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