Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Flat Gap High School

The Flat Gap High School building, which now serves as the Flat Gap Community Center, was designed by architect Thomas M. Pepper and constructed in 1935 and 1936 by the Virginia School Board of Education.  It was among the first high schools in Wise County. Because it was built in a sparsely populated rural area, it is smaller in scale than most high schools of its day, measuring about 150 feet by 65 feet. A planned gymnasium-auditorium wing was never constructed.  (2008 photo)