Mary Alice Montgomery
The Fairview/ES Brown Heritage Corporation
3 Central Plaza Box 147
Rome, GA 30161
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The long term goals of the non-profit are to rehabilitate the campus modeling the ‘National Register listed’ Tullie Smith Farm and interpret an early 20th century school setting, promoting heritage tourism and educational experiences for children. The Tullie Smith Farm was selected because it represents the type of interpretive center desired by FESBHC to accurately preserve the lifestyles and experiences of an earlier era so that future generations can appreciate that period in history.
Additionally, achieving listing to the National Register of Historic Places is very important to recognizing the historical significance of the Fairview School and its place in American history. The application is underway.
FESHBC plans to accomplish these goals in three phases, of which the most important is Phase One which ‘preserves’ the gravely endangered school building. Each phase expands use of the 4.0 acre site, and adds additional programming and tourist opportunities. This approach of strategic long term planning could potentially position Fairview to be the Feeder School to the successful Georgia Power Technical Center at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Phase One (Preservation)
Execute Readaptive Use Plan for the existing building and grounds
Landscaping for gardens
Phase 2 (Construction)
Positions the site to accommodate more robust educational events providing programs mainly for grades one through six offering camps that model curriculums from the John C. Campbell Folk School, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs. Local craftsmen and a non-profit have offered to assist in constructing cabins, treehouses, and other structures.
Phase 3 (Construction)
This phase includes construction of a multi-purpose building offering preparatory programs as a Feeder School to technical colleges or centers; possibly the Georgia Power Technical Center.
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