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September 17
Board Preserves Landmark African-American School
Wake County Board of Commissioners, at its regular meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013, designated the Panther Branch Rosenwald School, 9109 Sauls Road, Raleigh, as a Wake County historic landmark. Panther Branch is one of only four remaining Rosenwald School Buildings in the County.

The school, which opened its doors in 1926, was created by the Rosenwald Fund. The fund was formed in 1917 after Julius Rosenwald, a co-founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company, dedicated a portion of his assets to assist with the education of African-Americans.

The 1.73-acre parcel proposed for landmark designation includes all of the land historically associated with the Panther Branch Rosenwald School. The parcel retains the integrity of the original site and provides an unspoiled setting for the property.

Learn more about the Wake County Historic Preservation Commission.
For photos of the school view the agenda item.





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