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044-5169 John D. Bassett High School

John D. Bassett High School
Photo credit: Simone Morris/DHR, 2014

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VLR Listing Date 12/07/2005

NRHP Listing Date 02/03/2006

NRHP Reference Number 05001587

Constructed between 1947-48 in a Georgian Revival style, John D. Bassett High School was a vital part of the Bassett community in Henry County throughout the second half of the 20th century. The building exemplifies progressive school design in Virginia in the period just after World War II. Closed in 2004 after Henry County consolidated its schools into fewer and newer facilities, the John D. Bassett High School has been rehabilitated for use by a private business.

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

Updated: September 22, 2021