Caesar Cone Elementary School is located on Churh Street, behind Page High School. It is named after the textile mill owner of the same name. Cone School, built by Cone to accommodate the children of mill workers, was originally located on 16th Street. The above building, the second iteration of Cone School, was constructed in 1935 with funds from the WPA and the Proximity Manufacturing Company (now Cone Mills).* Cone (1859-1917) believed that happy families resulted in productive employees, a philosophy worthy of resurrecting today.
The above building was modernized in the early 1990's. While many changes were made on the inside, the outside was preserved. Also, a new brick building for Kindergarten students opened on-site, fall 2002. Today is ABC Wednesday and, for our A-Z Education in Greensboro series, C is for Caesar Cone Elementary School
*We found this information about the history of Cone Elementary on their website. We applaud Cone Elementary for maintaining and sharing their school's history, something we encourage EVERY school to do. They also site two references: Ethel Arnett's book, "For Whom the Public Schools Were Named" and the May 29th, 1971 edition of the Greensboro Daily News article, written by Joe Knox.