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McComas Institute Photographed in 2002

For more on Matthew Franklin Johnson


Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park Dedication, May 30, 2002, Left to Right, James E. Chrismer, Biographer of Alfred B. Hilton, Joyce Hilton Bransford Bird, Decendent, and James M. Harkins, Harford County Executive. Photographed by Robin Kyle Sebold


Information on Alfred Hilton, Photographed in 2002 by Robin Kyle Sebold


Bel Air Colored High School, Photographed in 2002

African-Americans helped the County fund this school when it was built in 1924. It was first used as an elementary school, but it was converted to a High School in 1935. Prior to 1935, the only way African-American children could obtain a public High School education was to travel to Baltimore or to Cambridge, Maryland. The building was used as a school until 1951 and was used for storage and office space until 1999 when restoration began. It was completed in November of 2002. It is currently used as headquarters for Harford County's Habitat for Humanity and the Bel Air Colored High School Alumni Association.(The Aegis Weekender, South Bay, Homestead Publishing Co., page 1, Nov 8, 2002)


Hosanna School, 1868, Weeks, C., An Architectural History of Harford County, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996., Photographed in 2004

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