Chesterbrook Colored School

Dublin Core

Title

Chesterbrook Colored School

Date

Unknown when lodge was built

Description

Black youth were educated in the Chesterbrook Colored School, which operated inside the Oddfellows Lodge, which was built on the property of the First Baptist Church Chesterbrook. The Oddfellows building is no longer there.

School Item Type Metadata

Location

1711 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101

Additional Notes

The Oddfellows Order served as a fraternal organization for men of the congregation and as a supplement to the Christian work of the church. The lodge also served as a school for Black children attending grades one through seven. Classes were conducted in the lower level of the structure. The lodge building was taken down in the late 1950s. It was located on what today serves as a parking lot for the church. All that remains to indicate where the Oddfellows Lodge once stood is the flagpole beside Kirby Road.

District

Dranesville

Collection

Citation

“Chesterbrook Colored School,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed April 19, 2024, https://fairfaxaahi.centerformasonslegacies.com/items/show/82.