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012-5010 St. Paul's School

St. Paul's School
Photo credit: Elizabeth Lipford/DHR, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 12/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 06/04/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000037

The Saint Paul’s School in Brunswick County is listed under the Rosenwald Schools in Virginia multiple property documentation form. The Julius Rosenwald Fund helped construct the school during the philanthropic program’s early, formative years. Completed in 1920, the building is a one-room, weatherboarded school with a small covered porch. Of the 13 schools constructed in Brunswick County with Rosenwald Fund support, Saint Paul’s School is the only one-room example. The others were larger, having two or three teachers each. Saint Paul’s School was built for $1,500; the African American community contributed $450, the public $750, and the Rosenwald Fund $300. Saint Paul’s School appears to have been constructed on private—not public—land, as was required during the later years of the Fund.

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

Updated: May 3, 2021