Eleven Oaks is a pristine 7.6 acre community, located in Fairfax Virginia. New housing developments, specifically single-family houses, have overtaken what was once the Fairfax Rosenwald School. A single historical marker in the community describes the Fairfax Colored School, built in 1920 by businessman and philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald. This particular school is one of four Rosenwald schools located in Fairfax county alone, and represents just one of the hundreds of schools for African-Americans built by Rosenwald across the rural South. As the head of Sears, Roebuck and Co., Rosenwald chose to focus philanthropic efforts on building schools. His Jewish heritage allowed for him to identify with the margianalized African-American communities of the U.S. To learn more about the new housing development and the Fairfax Rosewald School, click here.
At Eleven Oaks, choices include this or that Fairfax