Thomaston Colored Institute

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Thomaston Colored Institute
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Thomaston Colored Institute in 2006.
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Location1120 Seventh Avenue
Thomaston,  Alabama
Coordinates 32°16′21.46″N87°37′49.78″W / 32.2726278°N 87.6304944°W / 32.2726278; -87.6304944 Coordinates: 32°16′21.46″N87°37′49.78″W / 32.2726278°N 87.6304944°W / 32.2726278; -87.6304944
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1910 [1]
NRHP reference No. 00001024 [2]
Added to NRHPAugust 31, 2000 [3]

The Thomaston Colored Institute, also known as the Thomaston Academy, is a historic African American school building in the town of Thomaston, Alabama, United States. [2] This two-story brick building was completed in May 1910 as a private school by an African American religious group, the West Alabama Primitive Baptist Association. [4]

The school served a historic African-American neighborhood in Thomaston, as the only real educational opportunity for the area's African-American population. This building has been abandoned since the 1970s, and has suffered from benign neglect. It was included on the Alabama Historical Commission's Places in Peril listing in 2000, the same year that it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. [4]

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  2. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. "Alabama: Marengo County". Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  4. 1 2 "Thomaston Colored Institute, Thomaston Academy". "Alabama's Preservation Scorecard". Retrieved 2008-03-05.