1872 Neosho Colored School
1872 Neosho Colored School, June, 2019
Artist's rendering of completed project, 1872 Neosho Colored School
Backstory and Context
When the Carver Birthplace Association (CBA) assumed ownership in 2004 plans were made to raze the dilapidated and uninhabitable rental house situated on the property. Upon further investigation, however, it was discovered that the original schoolhouse remained intact beneath layers of 20th century additions and modifications. Those alterations have now been removed and a complete restoration is underway. Partnering with the George Washington Carver National monument in nearby Diamond, MO, CBA provides interpretive programs providing greater insight into the early life of George Washington Carver and the history of African American education during Reconstruction.