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Former Carver School May Become Heritage Project

November 27th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The former Carver High School and more recently Carver Community Center on Frederick Street is in disrepair and has been sitting vacant for many years. An effort has begun recently that could see a plan developed to see the building brought back to life. The Carver School opened in 1923- closed in 1959- and then re-opened for use by Allegany College of Maryland from 1969 thru 1977. In 2002, the Allegany County Commissioners transferred the deed to the facility to the Carver Community Center Inc. for $1. Plans were on the table at one point for the building to be renovated and re-opened as a community center- but those plans never materialized. During Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, executive director Dee Dee Ritchie said that she had organized a meeting recently to address African American Heritage projects- including the Carver building…

5 Responses to “Former Carver School May Become Heritage Project”

  1. November 27, 2019 at 7:01 am, Zufall said:

    Isn’t Carver a little far out of the grasp of the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority? Surprised the CEDC with Kelley and Miller don’t get their fingers involved and mess things up like they always do!


  2. November 27, 2019 at 7:38 am, Charles said:

    A point of clarification; The Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority also oversees the Western Potomac Heritage area which is much larger than Canal Place. The heritage area involves locations all over Allegany county. Canal Place proper is just one small area within the greater heritage areas. So no, Carver is not a “little far out”.


  3. November 27, 2019 at 8:20 am, Carolyn said:

    Your date is wrong. ACC was open in 1962 or 1963..I attended school there in 63.


    • November 27, 2019 at 12:55 pm, Charles Wilt said:

      > ACC may have started in 1962 I enrolled in Spring semester in 1963 after serving in Air Force


  4. November 27, 2019 at 12:14 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    Canal Place?


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