In the 1910s, Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Co., became aware of the sad state of education among African Americans in the rural South. His response was establishment of a fund that provided architectural plans and matching grants that helped build more than 5,300 schools from Maryland to Texas between the late 1910s and 1932. (Brown)
It was a sixty foot, one story frame, two classroom school building with American craftsman style design elements and along with original pine floors that are still in the building today. They thought African American children should have a place to receive an education. With the program schools were built and funded by Rosenwald throughout the Southern United States. Children attended this school from 1921 till 1950 when the building was sold to the Barrington family. The children attended other schools in their district such as Central Elementary in Barco, and a few others. There was 81 students enrolled during the 1940 and 1941 school year. North Carolina alone had a round about 813 schools sadly many have been demolished.