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078-5187 Washington School

Washington School
Photo credit: Elizabeth Lipford/DHR, 2022

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VLR Listing Date 06/21/2018

NRHP Listing Date 01/24/2019

NRHP Reference Number MP100003349

Washington School in Rappahannock County was constructed around 1923 as a two-teacher school. Of the Rosenwald Schools built in 79 localities in Virginia, about 50 percent were similar to the Washington School two-teacher design. The school’s construction cost $3,500, with the African American community contributing $1,200, raised through the efforts of a “Parent Civic League,” and $1,600 from public contributions, supported with $700 from the Rosenwald Fund. The Washington School, which closed in 1963, retains the early look and feel of its rural setting, and exhibits historic integrity of design, workmanship, and materials.

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

Updated: February 17, 2022