Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute

Lancaster Normal and Industrial Institute for black students was incorporated in 1905. By 1912, the school was offering both elementary and advanced education to a number of students, many of whom trained for industrial employment or as teachers. The school was operated by the General Conference of the AME Zion Church. By 1908 the campus included the Springs Industrial Building, named in honor of Colonel Leroy Springs (a benefactor of the institute), and the Clinton Young Men’s Building, named for African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop I.C. Clinton.