Renovations are underway for a historic school house in northeast Missouri.
The Lincoln School in Canton, Missouri was originally built in 1880 and educated black children until 1955 when school segregation was outlawed.
Now the Canton Community Betterment Group is attempting to restore the red brick building which is on the national historic buildings registrar.
“These red brick buildings are very historic and area real asset to the community just like uptown where we lost a couple to fire or deterioration or whatever and we didn’t want this one to just become another pile of rubble so here we are,” said Joe Clark, president of the group.
A local contractor is donating the labor for the job. The work is expected to be complete by the beginning of June.