DID YOU KNOW? 🤔 This building known as the Agricultural (Ag) Building, a part of the Cornelius Elementary campus, was constructed in the 1930s as part of the “New Deal” era to spur economic recovery during the Great Depression. Young men and women of school age learned valuable lessons about farm life and making a living off the land 🌾🐄
The Ag Building represents an era of our history which reminds us of our roots as a rural community. The Town of Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee is in the process of obtaining Historic Landmark status for the Ag Building from Mecklenburg County. This would ensure that the building be preserved and encourage a thoughtful re-purposing of the space for future generations. 💡
The Stough-Cornelius Store once stood at the corner of Main St and Catawba Ave. Due to RJ Stough's decision to re-locate his cotton weighing scales in 1885, the area developed to be what we now call home, Cornelius.