PRINCETON – The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has announced Princeton Graded School in Princeton will receive $977,475 in federal grant funds for repairs. The project is one of 22 historic preservation projects in 18 counties that will share $9.17 million in recovery assistance for historic properties damaged by Hurricanes Florence or Michael that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Constructed in 1925-1926 in the Princeton community, the Princeton Graded School was one of 10 built in Johnston County between 1919 and 1929 with financial help from the Rosenwald Foundation, and one of only two still in existence. From 1925 through 1955, the school served as an educational and social center for the African American community.
The funds will be used to make roof and window repairs, interior finishes, HVAC, plumbing and electrical replacement, storm windows, cafeteria roof structure replacement and ADA improvements.