Lyles Crouch School in Alexandria, Virginia #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

The old Lyles Crouch school in Alexandria, Virginia that was located at 501 S. Pitt Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

Source: Alexandria’s Black History Museum

On this Throwback Thursday, did you know that Lyles Crouch in Alexandria was once an elementary school specifically for African-American children?

In the 1930s, a silk factory in Alexandria, Virginia was converted into an elementary school for African American children. The school was named in honor of two prominent African American educators in Alexandria – Rozier Lyles and Jane Crouch. The original structure, which was located at 501 S. Pitt Street in Alexandria is no longer standing.

Today, Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy looks like this…

LCTA