Cove Creek High School – Sugar Grove NC

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the stately and historic Cove Creek High School building in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County.

Wikipedia: “It was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1940–1941, and is a two-story, Collegiate Gothic style stone building. It is seven bays wide and features slightly projecting square stair towers and a crenellated roof parapet. It was designed by Clarence R. Coffey, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, and constructed by local artisans and laborers using local stone and wood sources.”

Previously, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) had conducted multiple projects at what we assume was the previous Cove Creek high school, several years prior to the new school’s construction. Work included “finishing equipment,” “improving” the facility, and “Repairing heating system and plumbing.”

Source notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cove_Creek_High_School (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)

Emergency Relief in North Carolina. A Record of the Development and the Activities of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, 1932-1935. North Carolina Emergency Relief Commission, State administrator, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry (pg. 531): https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/emergencyrelief/emergencyrelief.html (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 22, 2022.

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Location Info


207 Dale Adams Rd.
Sugar Grove, NC 28679

Coordinates: 36.263117, -81.785269

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