Historic Markers Across Georgia

Haven Home Industrial Training School

Marker ID: GHS 25-36
Location: 207 East Montgomery Crossroad (Georgia Route 204), Savannah, Georgia.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 31° 59.786    W 081° 06.955
  31.99643333    -81.11591666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKBTZ
Haven Home Industrial Training School Marker  


Named for respected Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven of Massachusetts, Haven Home School was established in 1885 with the support of the Women's Home Missionary Society, to provide local African-American girls with a quality education. In 1917, after relocating several times, a building was constructed at this location to serve as a permanent facility. The new facility served local female students until its closure in 1932. In 1933 the Chatham County School Board purchased the property and it served as an elementary and junior high for local black students until 1960 when Haven Home School was demolished and replaced by the integrated Bartlett Middle School.

Erected by Georgia Historical Society and the Haven Home Alumni Association.


Haven Home Industrial Training School