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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

102-0030 Virginia High School

Virginia High School
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/04/1996

NRHP Listing Date 02/21/1997

NRHP Reference Number 97000159

The expertly handled classical design of Virginia High School, currently Virginia Middle School, is a demonstration of the civic pride once expressed in the architecture of public educational facilities. Such buildings dignified their specific functions and lent identity and character to their communities. The school was designed by local architect Clarence B. Kearfott, who embellished the facade with a monumental Ionic portico. Completed in 1915, the building originally served white children from grades five on. The school today is a middle school open to all. The building has also served as a venue for many club and civic gatherings throughout its history. Defense preparedness classes where held here during World War II.

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

Updated April 4, 2018