Sanibel Colored School - Sanibel FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 26° 26.029 W 082° 04.823
17R E 392274 N 2924179
Quick Description: The Sanibel Colored School, as it was known historically, is one of only three remaining historic schools for black children in Lee County.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2019 10:49:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM10EKB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Sanibel Colored School, as it was known historically, is one of only
three remaining historic schools for black children in Lee County. It was established in 1929 at the end of Lee County's first concerted effort to consolidate the school system and provide modern school facilities.

In April 1929, the Lee County Board of Public Instruction (LBPI) authorized the purchase of a small wood frame building on Sanibel Island to house a school for black children. The building, which was
constructed about 1915, was owned by the Florida Baptist Convention of Jacksonville and apparently hadserved as a Baptist church. It was sold with its surrounding property to the board for $1,500. The Sanibel Colored School remained open throughout the remainder of the historic period. It was probably closed in the early 1960s when the present Sanibel Elementary School was constructed.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
520 Tarpon Bay Rd.
Sanibel , FL


County / Borough / Parish: Lee

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Education, Religion

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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