Annelise Gray Receives Historic Preservation Award from the DAR

The John Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has honored public history student Annelise Gray with its annual historic preservation award.  Annelise received the award for nominating the Jefferson Jacobs School in Prospect, Kentucky, to the National Register of Historic Places.  A rare surviving example of a Rosenwald school building, the Jacobs School reflects the history of African American education during the era of Jim Crow.  Annelise wrote a superb history of the school for the nomination.  The honor is richly deserved.  Congratulations, Annelise!


Sharlene Cooper, Regent of the John Marshall Chapter of the DAR, presents the historic preservation recognition award to Annelise Gray at the chapter’s Flag Day luncheon on June 15.


3 thoughts on “Annelise Gray Receives Historic Preservation Award from the DAR

  1. This is addressed to Annelise Gray.
    Good Evening, my name is Darlene Gardner. I was moved by your article about the award you had received in reference to Jacob School in Prospect, Kentucky. My husband and I lived at 6511 Shirley Avenue which is a street over from Jacob School Road. My husband aunt, Sallie Ann White lived there 1956. The reason for my message to you, we have in our possession an antique mahogany sofa which she gave to us. According to her facts, the sofa came from Jacob School years ago. Would you be interested in looking at this sofa? If you are interested my email address is below this reply. Thank you for your time, and Congratulations what an HONOR!

    P.S. Husband is considering getting it appraised Lonnie & Darlene Gardner

    • Thanks for your post, Mrs. Gardner! This is exciting news. Since we are not directly involved in stewardship of the building, I think we should pass the information about the sofa on to the people who are. I’m am not sure who is heading up the project, but I can find out. I’ll send you contact information in a direct email. Thanks for your interest in Annelise’s work! Do you know of people who might remember the school when it was still in use?

      Daniel Vivian

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