The Georgia Trust

2011 PLACES IN PERIL: FAIRVIEW COLORED SCHOOL

The Story: The circa 1924 Fairview School building is one of the few remaining educational structures which provided education to African Americans children in Georgia. Much of the history of these residents has been lost or is difficult to recover. This building is living evidence of a time when African Americans wanted, sought, and yearned for a quality educational experience. It provides a glimpse of segregated education and the impact it had on the children of the period.

The Threat: After the school closed in the 1950s, it was used as rental property and storage unit. Since that time, upkeep and repairs have not been maintained. Immediate steps are needed to address structural defects. Access to the building is hampered by deep brush and kudzu. The floors and roof are unstable and the building is uninsured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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