Rosenwald Schools Worcester County MarylandTwo acres of land purchased by Isaac and Mollie Henry from Peter and Emma Gray in the year 1915 for $250, mortgaged through the Berlin Building and Loan Association to be paid $1.50 on the second Friday of every month.
On September 25, 1922 Isaac B. Henry and Mary I. Henry turned over the deed and property to the Board of Education of Worcester County for the sum of $10.
A 2 room school was erected on the property by the Rosenwald Foundation in 1923. Grades 1, 2 and 3 in one room and Grades 4, 5, 6 & 7 in the other room. Pot belly stoves were used to heat room. When the Board of Education of Worcester County no longer needed such a school, on December 11, 1962, for the sum of $1, the Board of Education of Worcester County turned over the deed and property to the County Highway Association who ripped out the floor and windows and used it as truck and storage garage.
The Germantown School Community Heritage Center Inc. was formed and obtained tax free status and has begun to form a working organization to raise funds to rebuild and restore the old school. Community help is needed.
Donations are tax deductibe and have the 501(c)(3) status