Fountain Inn Principal’s House and Teacherage

Built in 1935, this structure is the only remaining building that is historically associated with the Fountain Inn Negro School complex, comprised of the grade school built in 1928 (a Rosenwald school), a high school built in 1930, a library, and the Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates Gymnasium, built in 1942. The teacherage was constructed originally as a home for teachers that provided educational instruction for African Americans in Fountain Inn and by the 1940s housed teachers and the principal and his family. Marker erected by the City of Fountain Inn and the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, 2011.

KEYWORDS: NATIONAL REGISTER, ROSENWALD, CLAYTON PEG LEG BATES, FOUNTAIN INN, GREENVILLE COUNTY