The Wilderness

Established alongside a main road connecting the springs resorts of Bath County with the Shenandoah Valley, The Wilderness is a large estate in the county’s northeastern mountains. Farmer and politician […]

John Groom Elementary School

The John Groom Elementary School in South Hill served as the area’s only public elementary school for African American students from 1950 until 1969, when the county desegregated its schools. […]

Mount Vernon High School

Completed in 1939, Fairfax County’s Original Mount Vernon High School was constructed under the federally-funded Public Works Administration (PWA) program. To accommodate the need to update public school facilities, as […]


Stonefield arose in 1860 in the city of Charlottesville as a simple, vernacular, two-story, one-over-one-room frame house on a high brick basement (finished, and used as a dining room). Between […]

Locustville Academy

Built around 1859, the modest, two-story Locustville Academy retains many original interior and exterior elements of its construction including a one-story belfry, topped by a pyramidal roof. Still situated in […]

Elon Village Library

The first dedicated rural public lending-library building in Amherst County and possibly in Virginia, the Elon Village Library was constructed in 1917 by community volunteers, using donated materials, as a […]

Roland E. Cook Elementary School

The Roland E. Cook Elementary School was constructed in the heart of the Roanoke County town of Vinton in 1915, and expanded in 1924. Originally the Vinton School, the building […]

Courtland School

Courtland School in the town of Courtland, the Southampton County seat, served African American students from around 1928, the year of the school’s construction, through 1963, when it closed. The […]

Baker Public School

The Baker Public School, built in 1939 in Richmond’s North Jackson Ward neighborhood, is the third school to arise on the site since 1871. Each school served the city’s African […]

Ashwood School

The Ashwood School, constructed in 1909, is located in the community of Ashwood, just north of Healing Springs and south of Hot Springs in Bath County. The school is locally […]