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Property Name Pleasant Plains School
Reference Number 16000288
State North Carolina
County Hertford
Town Pleasant Plains
Street Address West side of U.S. Highway 13, immediately south ofthe intersection with Pleasant Plains Road (SR 1132)
Multiple Property Submission Name Rosenwald Schools in North Carolina
Status Listed 5/17/2016
Areas of Significance Architecture, Education, Ethnic Heritage: Black, Ethnic Heritage: Native American
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The Pleasant Plains School meets National Register of Historic Places Criterion A for its local educational importance as the only graded public school that served both local African American and Native American students in the Pleasant Plains community of Winton, North Carolina from 1920 to 1950. The 1920 construction of the school was partially funded by the Rosenwald Fund. The frame, one-story T -shaped three-classroom school is also of local architectural significance under Criterion C as a very intact, representative example of earlytwentieth-century rural school design. This important public school building meets Criterion Consideration A as it is currently owned by the Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. The historic and architectural context for the Pleasant Plains School is provided in the related Multiple Property Documentation Form "Rosenwald Schools in North Carolina", context pages E3-51,"The Rosenwald School Building Program in North Carolina, 1915-1932." The school building falls under property type Rosenwald School Subtype I, pages F52-54, and meets the registration requirements for the school subtype, pages F56-57.

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