Category Archives: Schools

The Mystery of the Vernon Johnson School-Wilkinson County, Georgia

This school is identified as the Vernon Johnson School on the Georgia Genealogy Trails, but I question if it is the school in the black-and-white photo below. The heights of the buildings are quite different. If it is the same building, when was the roofline dropped and how?

I’ve also seen the black-and-white image identified as the Clear Creek School, but I believe that was mislabeled.

What are your thoughts?

Mount Salem Missionary Baptist Church-Rocky Face, Georgia

This church is a historic African American church in Rocky Face, Georgia. The land was sold by W. J. Copeland in 1886 to church trustees. The building was constructed in 1897 to be a church and school.

Information was pulled from this article in the Dalton Daily Citizen-News.

St. Anthony’s School-Atlanta, Georgia

St. Anthony’s School opened in February 1934. The Art-Deco-influenced building was designed by the Reverend Michael McInerney, who, according to the Atlanta Constitution, is an “ecclesiastical and instructional architect of Belmont Abbey.” It cost $40,000 to construct.

It is listed as a contributing property on the Historic West End’s application to the National Register of Historic Places.