In the following years, the West Virginia Industrial Home for Colored Girls would remain under the leadership of Cabell County Schools until it was closed in 1956. After many years of serving as housing and storage for Marshall University, the building was demolished in 2010.
The most significant person associated with the reformatory school is its first superintendent, Fannie Cobb, who later became the director of adult education for for African Americans in Kanawha County. In 1945, she became the dean of women at the National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls in Washington D.C. and later became president of that institution. Carter stayed active in the community and for promoting education and civil rights until her death at age 100 in 1973. For her contributions to African American education and heritage, Charleston Mayor John G. Hutchinson proclaimed June 11th, 1977 as Fannie Cobb Carter Day.