Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Historic buildings--Wake County
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
In 1926, a school was raised in a black community near the town of Wake Forest in Wake County. The school was one of 813 Rosenwald Schools built in North Carolina and was named for its first principal, W. M. McElrath. Goebel describes the construction of the school and the classroom activities after it opened. The school integrated in 1970, and it closed in 1989, when a new school was built nearby. In 1998, an association spearheaded by former students purchased the building, with the intent of restoring it.
At one time there were seventy gristmills operating in Wake County. Yates Mill, built around 1756, is the last one in existence. Jackson traces the ownership of the mill, which ceased operation in 1953. Although the mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, it seemed destined to follow the other sixty-nine into oblivion. Through the efforts of local preservationists the mills was restored and now stands as the centerpiece of the Historic Yates Mill County Park.