Elementary School (former) – Boone NC

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a “two-room elementary [school] building for Negro children in Boone,” North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County.

The status and location of the facility is presently unknown to Living New Deal; however, a USGS map seems to show a school location in Boone in 1957 at 184 Church Street. A real estate listing shows that the building was constructed in 1937, which is consistent with the above information.

Source notes

"Boondoggling Boomerangs and Blesses," The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 04, 1939 (pg. 11): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/651562494/

https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/img4/ht_icons/overlay/NC/NC_Boone_163791_1959_24000_geo.jpg

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

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Location Info


184 Church St.
Boone, NC

Location notes: Possible location marker

Coordinates: 36.222069, -81.682195

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