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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

001-5065 Central High School

Central High School
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/17/2010

NRHP Listing Date 08/16/2010

NPS property number 10000561

Central High School is an imposing brick two-story building in Accomack County. Constructed in two phases between 1932 and 1935, it embodies the Art Deco style, a common design for American schools in the 1930s. In addition to the main building, the state register listing includes three contributing outbuildings which served as extra classroom space, a vocational school, and a home economics classroom. Central served as the only high school for this district of the county from its construction in 1932 until it became a middle school in 1984. It represents a vital piece of the community’s history for much of the 20th century as an important educational center.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018