Occasionally, a really perfect opportunity presents itself to secure for ourselves something truly worthwhile. One such opportunity is to have a facility that can be the focal point of the Cordova area.
In October 1985 nine citizens of Cordova, in the name of the community, formed a not-for profit corporation which purchased from the Shelby County Board of Education the Cordova School property, to be used as a community center. The price for the school building with gymnasium on eight acres including ball fields was $150,000.
Teachers and students who fondly remembered their old school joined with current residents to save the 1913 landmark. Neighbors and friends organized an on-going series of fund-raising events and generous, hard working citizens began the slow process of renovation.
Now that the mortgage is paid off, more help is needed to continue the restoration and repairs, including the heating and cooling systems throughout the buildings. Plans are continuously being developed for a full calendar of annual events.
Your participation in the center's programs and your contribution of time, talent and financial support are heartily welcomed.
The "old school" was and is the heart of Cordova. The 1913 building has been placed on the Tennessee and National Register of Historic Places.