Wheatley School Rehabilitation

Dallas, Texas

From 1922 to 2012, the Phillis Wheatley School functioned as an elementary school and community hub for Wheatley Place, a historically black early twentieth-century subdivision that has retained much of its cultural identity from inception to the present. Their namesake, Phillis Wheatley, was a celebrated 18th-century African-American poet. In the late 1950’s a gymnasium was constructed on site. After being vacant for seven years, Cornerstone Crossroads Academy (CCA) purchased the school in 2019.   

CCA’s vision is to rehabilitate the campus for its educational and program goals. Phase 1 is the rehabilitation of the gymnasium for athletic and multipurpose use. The rehabilitation requires the restoration of the gym area and the provision of a catering kitchen, accessible restrooms, and storage. Additional required work includes exterior masonry cleaning and new energy code-compliant roof and windows. The project will be designed to be eligible for the State and Federal Historic Tax Credits. Phase 2 will be the rehabilitation of the main school building. 

  • Full architectural services  
  • Historic tax credit consultation
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