Wakefield Farms - A Bed and Breakfast/Vacation Rentals - Brenham, Texas, 77426, United States

THE ROSENWALD SCHOOL

The last addition to the current Bed and Breakfast enclave was the Rosenwald School in 2006. The owners worked with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to identify the school as the Wellmann School which originally set to the west of Washington, Texas in Washington County; about 20 minutes to the northeast of the current location. Prior to reaching its destination at Wakefield Farms, the school was moved to the town of Washington where it sat just behind the U. S. Post Office. When purchased from the, then, owner, a Bluebonnet Electric Magazine accompanied the school which began the identification of the school.

This school was built in ca. 1924 as part of a grander plan to proliferate schools for black children throughout the South during segregation. The name "Rosenwald School" comes from Julius Rosenwald, the partner of John Sears of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Julius partnered with Booker T. Washington and the Tuskeegee Institute and they designed the grand plan which resulted in the building of over 5400 schools from the Carolinas out to Texas. With desegregation, many schools were destroyed, lost or transformed/repurposed for other uses. In 2002, The National Trust for Historic Preservation put the "Rosenwald Initiative" on its 11 Most Endangered List.

This Rosenwald School is a Two-Teacher, East/West Facing design and sets accordingly at its place here at Wakefield Farms.

References/Bibliography:

"The Story of the Lost Schoolhouses," Southern Living Magazine; August, 2009, pgs. 102-109.

National Register of Historical Places Website: Rosenwald Initiative

Wakefield Farms - A Bed and Breakfast/Vacation Rentals
601 Pulawski School Lane, P.O. Box 533
Brenham, Texas, 77426, United States
Call: 979-251-1459

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A Historic Bed and Breakfast/Vacation Rentals on a Working Ranch!

ALL OUR BEDS ARE KINGS AND ALL OUR BATHS HAVE JACUZZI TUBS! OUR PRICING AND OUR AMENITIES SURPASS ALL OTHERS IN THE AREA! CHECK AND COMPARE! OUR PRIVATE COTTAGE HAS A NEW INTERIOR DECOR REFRESH. A Real, Working Ranch on 60 Acres of Privacy, 3 Private Cottages and a Pool! Visit our Historic dwellings & modern swimming pool (just a stones throw away from the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory in Brenham & around the corner from the Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill) and we'll tuck you in luxurious Restonic bedding with Ralph Lauren linens! At Wakefield Farms, our private cottages have been restored to give you the very best of private farmhouses with modern amenities. Bring your husband or boyfriend. They will love our decor and will have a remote to Satellite TV in their hand! If it's hot, our pool makes the heat disappear. And, when you've had a long day walking around the Brenham Downtown Square or Round Top Antiques Festival, you can relax back at Wakefield Farms in our jacuzzi tubs regardless of the weather. Our doors are always open at Wakefield Farms bed and breakfast! We'll put on our Sunday best and a pot of coffee for you!