Proposed plans for historical school near downtown Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Supporters say a closed, historical school near downtown Greensboro would be the ideal location for a new Christian boarding school.

Promises Huff and her husband, both teachers, would like for the J.C. Price School to be transformed into a Christian boarding school — keeping intact the schools historical prominence in the community.

“When you have a school that’s been built in 1922 by slaves that once resided in the Warnersville community, this is the only piece of history that they have left,” said Huff.

The school is the last original building standing in the community that was given to African-Americans after the Civil War.

The proposed Agape Love Christian Academy would house student’s kindergarten through 12th grade, complete with dormitories, a chapel, sports complex and a museum that displays the historical significance of school.

Huff says the biggest hurdle in restoring the school closed in 1983 will be the cost.

Greensboro College bought the property in 2003 and placed it back on the market in July of 2012 at a price $3.5 million.

The Salvation Army of Greensboro has expressed interest in the building to build a Boys and Girls Club. However, they have not made an official decision on whether they plan to purchase the property.

A Greensboro College spokesperson said, so far no one has made an official offer.

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