Richard Allen School in Georgetown Added to National Register of Historic Places

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In June, the Richard Allen School in Georgetown was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This action was taken by the United States Department of the Interior in response to the State of Delaware’s nomination of the property and the Richard Allen Coalition’s interest in having its historic value recognized. On Thursday, August 8th a certificate of acknowledgement of the Richard Allen School property will be held at the school on Railroad Avenue at 11am. The school was named after Richard Allen, who was a freed slave – and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. The school, which was part of the Indian River School District, was used until desegregation was fully implemented in Delaware.