MC 00063 Guide to the Kingswood Elementary School (Cary, N.C.) Plans, 1953-1959

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Savage, C. Eugene


Simpson, Frank B.


32.0 drawings

General Physical Description note


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Acquisitions Information

Received from State Historic Preservation Office, 2005 September (Accession no. 2005-0016).


Processed by: Linda Sellars;machine-readable finding aid created by: Linda Sellars

Scope and Content Note

Thirty-two architectural drawings (17 blueprints and 15 diazo prints) for Kingswood Elementary School in Cary, North Carolina. The earliest item is a plot plan headed "Proposed New Building for Cary Colored Elem. School, Randolph Benton, Supt. of Schools, Wake County Board of Education, Raleigh, N.C." Other plans dated August 1953 include a roof structural plan, a floor plan, front elevation, and details for the primary classroom building. Also included are a plot plan, 1958, for additions to the school; plans, 1959, for a gymtorium; and plans, 1959, for a classroom and cafeteria addition. Plans were produced by architect Frank B. Simpson of Raleigh, North Carolina and designer C. Eugene Savage, also of Raleigh.

Historical Note

Kingswood Elementary School was located at 519 Ferrell Street in Cary, North Carolina. It was built in 1953, with additions in 1958 and 1959, to be the elementary school for African American children in Cary. The architect was Frank B. Simpson of Raleigh, North Carolina, and the designer was C. Eugene Savage, also of Raleigh.

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