Our Mission: The mission of Cove Creek Preservation & Development, Inc. (CCP&D) is to preserve the cultural heritage of Western Watauga County and to promote the sustainable development of our local community area. Our major focus for preservation is the historic Cove Creek High School building.
History of the Historic Cove Creek High School: The Old Cove Creek High School building is a WPA-era rock structure that is a treasured landmark in the rural Cove Creek community. The school closed in 1995 and CCP&D was incorporated in 1996 and granted a 501(c)3, with the goal of preservation and utilization of the 28,000 sq. ft. Old Cove Creek High School building and the adjacent 3,640 sq. ft. brick structure for community service. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 6/18/98. A structural evaluation (completed 8/98) determined that the building was basically sound, but was deteriorating internally from expansion and contraction of the interior structure due to temperature extremes from no heat in the building, and from moisture damage resulting from leaking plumbing and improper drainage.
Our Work: In order to alleviate the financial burden accumulated in this renovation project, the society, along with the community and numerous public and private agencies worked to create a vision for the building. It was decided that job creation in the remaining available space would produce rental income to make non-revenue producing community projects possible. Jung Tao School of Chinese Medicine, a long-term tenant of CCP&D (since 1999), moved to the second floor in 2003, opening the first floor former media center for the Sugar Grove Developmental Day School which opened 6/1/04.
Co-Tenants CHRIS CAPAZZOLI & PAUL FUELLING tenants: CHRIS CAPAZZOLI & PAUL FUELLING. With these tenants easing the load of the rent, along with donations and the revenue from various events, the society is able to continue with it’s preservation efforts.