Town officials want to restore schoolhouse

July 29, 1996

Renovations to a century-old schoolhouse in Sykesville could begin before winter weather further damages the building.

Town officials would like to restore the one-room building, once the only school for African-American students in South Carroll, and make it into museum.

"We would like to begin work and stabilize the building before another winter does more damage," said Mayor Jonathan S. Herman.

Schoolhouse Road Associates, which owns the property, is donating the building and half-acre lot to the town.

"We are just about to record the deed," said Matthew H. Candland, town manager.

The Maryland Historic Trust has awarded the project a $32,000 grant. A nonprofit agency, possibly the Historical Society of Carroll County, will administer the grant.

Pub Date: 7/29/96

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