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Friendship School

  • Address: 7600 Humie Olive Rd., Apex, NC 27502
  • Area: Apex

About

Of 20+ Rosenwald schools built in Wake County prior to 1932, only five, including this school, are visible today. Called a national treasure, these now-aging school buildings once served African-American children throughout the segregated, rural South. Friendship School, receiving a grant from Rosenwald circa 1923-1924, was of the two-teacher type: it operated into the early 1950s. It was then completely remodeled to serve as a private residence. View from street; not open to the public.

  • About

    Of 20+ Rosenwald schools built in Wake County prior to 1932, only five, including this school, are visible today. Called a national treasure, these now-aging school buildings once served African-American children throughout the segregated, rural South. Friendship School, receiving a grant from Rosenwald circa 1923-1924, was of the two-teacher type: it operated into the early 1950s. It was then completely remodeled to serve as a private residence. View from street; not open to the public.