BINGHAM SCHOOL GATE / BRICK COLUMNS

BINGHAM SCHOOL GATE / BRICK COLUMNS

street: ,
Mebane
NC
Built in
1873-1885
Construction type: 
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Neighborhood: 

 

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  • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 5:37pm by SteveR

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street: ,
Mebane
NC
Built in
1873-1885
Object Type: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 

 

This brick entrance gate to Bingham School was built sometime between 1873 and 1885 [1]. It originally held a wooden gate, with split-rail fencing along each side of it [2]. 

In the school's catalog for 1908-1909, it is mentioned that: "...the trains stop at the School gate. Here the boys are met, welcomed and made to feel at home" [3].

1972

View south (S. Rankin, 2018)

View north; the school would have been in the distance (S. Rankin, 2018)

View west (S. Rankin, 2018)

View south-east (S. Rankin, 2018)

 

ENDNOTES
[1] No money was spent by the Binghams on new construction until 1873, and the gate is shown in an 1885 diagram of the school campus
[2] The Alamance Gleaner, June 22, 1882 (via Phil Mace)
[3] The Bingham School, Catalogue for Session 1908-1909
(NOTE: I would like to thank David Southern for pointing these columns out to me many, many years ago.)

 

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