Saving Dunbar.

This project will hopefully not only benefit the Mountain Hill / Shores community but all of Fluvanna County as well. Not only preserving our African American community heritage but serving our rural area with a community space that can be used in many ways. This school was built during 1923-24 is now the conversation of many. Carmen and Stanley Smith decided to take on the challenge of restoring the old schoolhouse and create recreation space for the community as a retirement project. Carmen is still employed and works on the building on the weekends and holidays, while her retired husband Stanley Smith works with her, and  during the day while Carmen Works at a factory in Charlottesville, Virginia.


2250 Mountain Hill Rd.
Palmyra, Virginia 22901

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