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017-5010 Point Pleasant School

Point Pleasant School
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2007

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VLR Listing Date 09/05/2007

NRHP Listing Date 10/31/2007

NRHP Reference Number 07001133

Point Pleasant School was built in 1911 for the local Carroll County community’s students in grades one through seven. Although its doors closed in 1948-49 when the county consolidated its schools for the first time, the building still stands as an important vestige of the county’s early educational history. The structure is exceptionally well-preserved, embodying distinctive period characteristics, making it a rare surviving one-room schoolhouse, a building type that has largely disappeared from the American landscape. At the time of its listing in the registers, the schoolhouse was unaltered from its appearance in a 1927 photograph. Schoolhouses such as Point Pleasant were important in the educational and civic life of Virginia’s rural communities for generations of students.

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

Updated: August 17, 2022