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Letter: Woodville School had a great year in 2015

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

True, it may not look like it from the outside just yet, but it was a great year for the renovation project of an important African American historic landmark in Gloucester County.

The T.C. Walker/Woodville/Rosenwald School Foundation was able to complete an environmental survey and a structural engineering survey, all in 2015. These two surveys are critical to being able to begin the physical work on the structure as well as qualifying for historic preservation grants.

These surveys are both extensive and expensive, but foundation board members stepped up and made it possible for the Woodville School project to financially qualify for matching grants from the Alice Rosenwald Foundation and the Virginia Historic Preservation Trust. With these two grants, Q-DESIGN, a Hampton-based firm, was hired to supervise the surveys and develop a plan for going forward.

The Woodville project also got a ton of help from the community. Boy Scout Troop 113, based out of Ab...

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