Rehabilitation Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School led a celebration service, ribbon cutting, and tour of the school on Friday, August 30, 2019, in celebration of ten years of progress on the school’s rehabilitation. Pictured are members of the Madison County Board of Education (on the stairs) L-R: Kevin Barnette, Karen Blevins, Stewart Coates,  Continue Reading »


Interior Work Spring 2019

Work on the interior of the school: new rafters; electrical wiring; stage construction; tiling.


Interior Renovations Spring 2019

  Renovations have begun on the interior of the school. The ceiling joists have been repaired and additional wood has been added to the addition to give space for the insulation. As the interior work has begun, some minor changes have been made to the original plans. The rough-in plumbing began this month and the  Continue Reading »


Flooring Installed Along Windows

  Our volunteer crew did a great job installing the flooring this month! The flooring is now down on the long window wall. Our next step is to prep the remainder of the flooring for installation and beef up the sub-floor on the chimney wall. Help is needed to brush and scrape dirt out of  Continue Reading »


Storing Wood

Wood siding was stored, thanks to our neighbors, in the house next to Mount Olive Church.


Concrete Skirting Removed

The school now looks like the original building, with only the brick piers showing.


Exterior Doors Stained

Jennifer Cathey, Restoration Specialist, worked with Dan Slagle to identify the correct color stain for the school’s exterior doors. Dan shared documentary photos and wood samples with Jennifer. They refined the exterior door color selection and talked about other interior finishes. They will continue to work on identifying interior colors and materials. On October 18,  Continue Reading »


School Update September 2017

The school is looking so much better!  Still lots of work left, but much progress made. We are planning for the National Heritage Registry team, who are scheduled to visit us Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:30, and the Joe Anderson Program, which will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the school. Great  Continue Reading »


Exterior Painted 2017

The school gets a fresh coat of paint.


Construction 2016-2017

Construction on the school continues thanks to generous funding and the hard work of many volunteers.