Holt Elementary School, 1955, Irwin County

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The Ocilla Star (15 October 1953) described this school, built with Minimum Foundation Program funds, as: Holt Elementary (colored): complete school plant with eight class rooms, one library, lunch assembly, office, clinic, two rest rooms, book storage and heater room.

Lena Bryant-Brown writes: I went to school there and miss those years so much. My older brothers and sister went also. I made it through the fourth grade and then we integrated when I was going into fifth grade.

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2 responses to “Holt Elementary School, 1955, Irwin County

  1. Lena Bryant- Brown

    I went to school there and miss those years so much. My older brothers and sister went also. I made it through the fourth grade and then we intergrated when I was going into fifth grade.

  2. swinethemad

    Strangely enough, I went to Holt just over a week ago to get a few pictures of that school. I hadn’t been able to locate it until then.

    It was completed in 1955. Through Minimum Foundation funds, Irwin got this, Mystic’s black school and additions/updates to several other schools in the county.

    Plans for Holt, according to the Oct 15 1953 Ocilla Star:
    “Holt Elementary (colored): complete school plant with eight class rooms, one library, lunch assembly, office, clinic, two rest rooms, book storage and heater room.”

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