Thursday, July 27, 2017


Hoge School was on Caldwell Street at the corner of  Reese (now Wicker Drive) Street and Caldwell St.

The school appears on an 1881 map of  Newberry and is mentioned in the 1899-1900 book Annual Report of the Commissioner of Education, Volume 2
 in a list of schools called "public high schools for negroes."

Hoge Graded School is listed in the1921-22 Newberry City Directory at 701 Caldwell St, J.M. Johnson, principal.

The school was named after Solomon Lafayette Hoge.

Chartered in 1867 

More at this link 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mower Building, Early 1950's

                                                Below: the building on a 1923 map

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Newberry, The City That Has Everything: 1889

Below: From The Charleston  News and Courier , February 21, 1889; article was written 
by Ambrose E Gonzales. In 1891 Gonzales became co-founder of The State newspaper with his brother.

The article above is from the book South Carolina In The 1880's: A Gazetteer.