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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Restoration

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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Restoration.

Jarvisburg, North Carolina

The original Jarvisburg Colored School was built in 1867 for children of newly freed slaves. It offered first through sixth grade through the 1940s, expanding to the eighth grade in the late 1940s. The school closed when Union Colored School opened in 1950. Historic Jarvisburg Colored School organized to restore the property. The renovation was completed in three phases. In the first phase, everything but the frame was completely dismantled, scrutinized for reuse potential and salvaged, if possible. Brick piers underneath the renovated building were raised to protect against flooding. The original stairs were also restored. The second phase restored the interior, and the third phase provided a museum.

Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the North Carolina Historic Register.