Tacoma School

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Tacoma School was based on Plan No. 4 of Barrett and Thompson’s plans for North Carolina schoolhouses. Built in the coal-rich area of Wise County in 1922, the school is the sole-surviving legacy of the once promising coal-mining town of Tacoma. The present school was rebuilt after a 1936 fire damaged the building. Converted into a community center, the building retains its school-like character with original large classroom spaces, wainscoting, paneled doors and transoms, as well as fine original tongue-and-groove wooden floors.

Last Updated: April 29, 2024

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

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