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Lyles Crouch School in Alexandria, Virginia #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

The old Lyles Crouch school in Alexandria, Virginia that was located at 501 S. Pitt Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
Source: Alexandria’s Black History Museum

On this Throwback Thursday, did you know that Lyles Crouch in Alexandria was once an elementary school specifically for African-American children?

In the 1930s, a silk factory in Alexandria, Virginia was converted into an elementary school for African American children. The school was named in honor of two prominent African American educators in Alexandria – Rozier Lyles and Jane Crouch. The original structure, which was located at 501 S. Pitt Street in Alexandria is no longer standing.

Today, Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy looks like this…


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