The window restoration project for Central High School is set to begin in August, 2020. Central High School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places August 1977. The school is arguably the most well-known site in the struggle for integration of public schools. Central High is the only fully functioning high school established as a National Historic Site. A few of the most distinctive elements of Central High School are the doors and windows on the principal facades of the building.
Federal grants from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, totaling $998,800.00, provide funding for the window restoration project. The restoration architect John Greer of Witsell, Evans, Rasco is working with Baldwin Shell to ensure all work will be done in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Built in In 1927 at a cost of $1.5 million, Central was reported to be the nation's largest and most expensive high school facility at the time.