• South Carolina
  • About
  • Contact Us
Shiloh School

Shiloh School – Seneca, South Carolina


South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Oconee County Photos  |  Shiloh School

This brick schoolhouse in Seneca was built between 1926 and 1927 as a Rosenwald School. Rosenwald Schools were partly funded by Chicago businessman Julius Rosenwald, then-president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, to help educate black students across the rural, segregated South. The program existed in South Carolina from 1917 until 1932, during a time when South Carolina’s Constitution prohibited black children from attending school with white children. (This prohibition took root in our 1895 constitution and remained in effect, in many communities, until as late as 1963.)

Shiloh School In Seneca

William Myers of Seneca, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Two teachers served the Shiloh School, which was built with design input from the Rosenwald Fund. The program wanted their schools to be models for future schools for rural African-Americans in regard to lighting, heat, ventilation, sanitation, and other factors that made for a “positive, orderly, and healthy environment for learning.” Most of South Carolina’s Rosenwald Schools operated until the United States Supreme Court ruled against separate but equal schools in 1954, though many counties took several more years to integrate.

Learn more about Rosenwald Schools and other SC historically black schools in South Carolina.

Shiloh School Info


Address: Shiloh Road, Seneca, SC 29678

Shiloh School Map



Shiloh School – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Shiloh School, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


If You Don't Have a Facebook Account, Please Comment Below









MOST POPULAR

SC Gifts
SC Newsletter

SC Hotels
Charleston Hotels
Columbia Hotels
Greenville Hotels

SC Real Estate
Charleston Real Estate
Columbia Real Estate
Greenville Real Estate

SC Jobs
Charleston Jobs
Columbia Jobs
Greenville Jobs

ALL CATEGORIES