Hanbury Preservation Consulting

P.O. Box 6049
Raleigh, NC 27628 USA
(919) 828-1905 phone

Hockessin Colored School

Hockessin Colored School #107 in Hockessin, Delaware was one of several schools involved in the struggle to integrate public schools in the United States.  The Hockessin School conflict was bundled into the Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. As one of a very few schools included in the case, it remains as a landmark to civil rights in education.  The school is also significant as one of the few remaining DuPont Schools, which were built in the early part of the twentieth century through the efforts of Pierre S. DuPont to provide improved educational facilities for African American and immigrant children in Delaware.

On a pro bono basis, Hanbury Preservation Consulting met with the Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107, a nonprofit support group, to tour the building and discuss options for its future use.  HPC provided an analysis and review of possible actions regarding designation, funding, use, and rehabilitation and provided the friends group a roadmap for action.