The WPA work on the Second Ward Negro School allowed the building to house a school and community center for African Americans in Morgantown. Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came to the school's dedication in 1940.
The school ended up closing in 1954 as a result of the end of segregation. The building was then reopened in the 1960s to house another school annex and Instructional Materials Center. The building was closed again in 1993.
In 1992, the National Register of Historical Places named the Second Ward Negro Elementary school building as a historical place. It is also listed in 2005 in the Greenmont Historical District.