Riley Hill School

  • Address: 5901 Riley Hill Rd., Wendell, NC 27591
  • Phone: 919.365.5277

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. Riley Hill School, receiving a grant from Rosenwald circa 1927-1928, was of the six-teacher type: it hosted Rosenwald himself while on a visit to Raleigh. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and presently owned by Riley Hill Baptist Church.

  • 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. Riley Hill School, receiving a grant from Rosenwald circa 1927-1928, was of the six-teacher type: it hosted Rosenwald himself while on a visit to Raleigh. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and presently owned by Riley Hill Baptist Church.

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