"This circa 1920 Rosenwald School, located alongside Highway 168 in Currituck County, North Carolina, had been deteriorating due to deferred maintenance that resulted in a collapsing ceiling and rotting floors. (Rosenwald Schools were built for African-American children in the rural South early in the 20th century by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.) Paul Robinson, the owner of local restaurant Currituck BBQ, had driven past the structure every day for years on his way to work. After learning more about the school’s legacy from local historian Barbara Snowden, he heard about the county’s plan to demolish it and decided to buy it himself. Robinson completed his purchase of the school this past summer and intends to move it a half mile down the road to sit next door to his restaurant, where it will serve as a country store or event venue, as well as a Rosenwald museum."
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.