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008-5024 Millboro School

Millboro School
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/16/2004

NPS property number 03001439

The Millboro School was constructed in 1916 in the small village of Millboro and replaced an earlier log structure. This large, two-story, hip-roofed, brick building represented a new educational era in Virginia when the state created architectural plans and provided financial assistance in guaranteeing the bonds for the project. The school’s simple form reflects the growing popularity of classical designs for public buildings early in the 20th century. In the 1930s, several new buildings were constructed on the site, including classrooms for elementary students, a gymnasium-auditorium wing, a brick home economics building, and an agricultural building with a shop and classrooms. In 1962, a new structure containing offices, a library, a science lab, physical education locker rooms, and restrooms was connected to the two earlier buildings. The complex met the educational needs of area residents from 1916 to 1989, when new facilities were built to replace the aging buildings.


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

Updated October 11, 2018