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Yesterday's Tennessee


June 23, 1922
Lexington Progress
Negroes have a Creditable Building

Messrs. Kennon Smith and Ed Thomas, house building contractors, practically finished construction last week of the Lexington colored school building, the funds for which come from several sources--the corporation of Lexington, Henderson County, the state and Julius Rosenwald fund. The house is built on the F.M. Davis land on the West side of town and is a good location with ample playgrounds. It is a one-story structure, with an auditorium, with movable partition, three class rooms and four small cloak rooms. There are two flues, with three openings for stoves and the house is storm-sheeted and papered in a way to insure comfort--in fact, the whole building is well constructed notwithstanding the wood work was done in fifteen days. Mr. J.W. Potts has the painting contract under Smith & Thomas. The colored people are to be congratulated on their local school facilities and they have nothing to prevent their children from obtaining a substantial education, sufficient to meet their needs in life. Prof. Vincent seems to be a satisfactory teacher and we understand he will have charge of the school when it opens in September.

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