Movement underway to get 'Salerno Colored School' on National Register of Historic Places

Article Posted on February 25, 2022


Members of the community will have a chance to visit the "Salerno Colored School" and see a little bit of history in Port Salerno this weekend.

The historic one-room schoolhouse was built in 1930 and was one of the first schools built in Martin County to educate Black children. 

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The school closed in the 1960s and was later used for band practices and after-school recreation programs. It sustained damage caused by hurricanes in the early 2000s and was restored in 2013.

It was added to the Martin County historic register in 2013.

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