Historic Currituck school moved next to Currituck BBQ

WAVY/Walter Hildebrand

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A piece of North Carolina history was on the move Tuesday.

The old Coinjock-Rosenwald School off of Route 168 was saved from demolition last year. Paul Robinson, who owns both the building and Currituck BBQ,  moved the school next to his restaurant today.

Photos: Moving Day For Historic Rosenwald School

The school was built in 1920 by Julius Rosenwald during an effort to construct more schools for African-Americans in the deep south.

Robinson has said that he is also planning on restoring the school. Robinson told WAVY.com his project will be a long term one as he needs time and money to get it done.

You can keep tabs on its progress as you drive past it on route 168 at his BBQ.

WAVY/Walter Hildebrand
WAVY/Walter Hildebrand

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