Tag Archives: Sumter County

Goodwill Parochial School-Mayesville, South Carolina

Goodwill Parochial School was built in 1890 to educate Black schoolchildren in Sumter County, South Carolina. The Presbyterian Church, USA funded it until 1933. It was in use until 1960.

It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Another school funded by the Presbyterian Church was Boggs Academy in Keysville, Georgia.

Disco D’s-DeSoto, Georgia

The signs tell the stories. On the second level, there is the Masonic symbol. There is then the Ferguson sign which is now a ghost sign. I am assuming it was a dry goods store. Finally, it was a host to DiscoD’s, which I assume was a disco. I bet there are some stories to share there.

Campbell Chapel AME Church-Americus, Georgia

Designed by Louis H. Persley, the first Georgia-registered Black architect, the Romanesque Revival church was built in 1920. It is still an active congregation for the Americus community.