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Contact Info Joyce Perdue-Smith
404-759-3918

Mary Alice Montgomery
706-232-0975

Dorothy Grigsby
313-934-2309

The Fairview/ES Brown Heritage Corporation
3 Central Plaza Box 147
Rome, GA 30161
Office: 706-232-0975
Website:
www.fairviewbrown.org
Official Email Address:
heritageweekend@yahoo.com
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Board of Directors

Joyce Perdue-Smith
Chairman
Ted Barnett
Vice Chairman
Delton Zimmerman
Treasurer
Mary Alice Montgomery
Secretary
Rita Chubb Bridge
Project Manager

Join us as we strive
to honor and preserve the African American educational legacy in Cave Spring, GA.

FairviewBecome a part of the legacy as we ensure the restoration and listing of Fairview and E.S. Brown schools to the National Historical Registry, as well as, design and develop a permanent Exhibit of museum-like quality.

Your support will allow us to provide a learning opportunity for future generations so they too may benefit from the shared experience of honor, respect, moral character and cheerfulness gained as life skills at the Fairview and E.S. Brown Schools. (1924 to 1968)

Fairview Brown is a non-profit organization seeking support for the Restoration of the last remaining building built in the 1900’s for future community-based adaptive services. Renovation of this educational legacy preserves the rich African American cultural experience.

The Fairview-E.S. Brown Restoration Project

Interpretive Center

Fairview GardenThis rendering represents phase 1 of the project to be completed after the school is restored. This interpretive center will allow us to host field trips for students from across Georgia. It will also give us the opportunity to begin horticulture studies. The plot represents the no-longer existing Rosenwald building that had three rooms in it. As you can see, the only remaining feature of the building is the chimney (shown). Each of the three plots will contain an editable gardens that can be adopted by local area schools.

The Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation seeks to preserve the life-affirming African-American cultural experiences of the early 1900s; namely, the Fairview Colored School located in Cave Spring, GA. The campus was erected under the Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington philanthropic building campaign to provide an education for African-Americans. The only remaining structure, the first grade building, is now in imminent danger of collapsing. Tentative preservation plans include a re-created four-acre campus with museum, campsite, organic garden, and multi-purpose buildings to benefit the entire community. Learn more >>

Awards

We are proud to announce that the Fairview School has been named one of the “Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for 2011. Only 10 sites are selected from across the State each year. The announcement was made in Atlanta in October 2011.

This award affords us more recognition and visibility across the State in securing financial, professional, and renovation assistance. The program identifies and preserves historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.

We still have "a long distance to run" to reach our goals. We hope that we can count on your continued support. As plans mature, we will keep you apprised of how you might help.


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