The Transylvania Times -

Picturing the Past Booming Rosman Required New High School - Rosman, NC

 

October 30, 2017

Courtesy Photo

Rosman's first brick school house (right) was built as a high school in 1921. It served as the grade school after the new high school (left) was built a few years later.

During the first two decades of the 20th century, the community of Rosman experienced rapid development with the extension of the railroad from Brevard and the growth of Joseph Silversteen's tanning and logging industries. Other businesses in the town included a bank; a hotel; a movie house; general, grocery, drug, furniture, and feed stores; and a couple of barber shops.

This resulted in a population boom in Rosman and the surrounding area. Although a multi-room school had been built in 1908 and the tenth grade was added in 1913, there was a growing need for separate high school in the c...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018