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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, (later 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, a landmark in the Euclid Avenue Historic District in Bristol, was designed by local architect Clarence B. Kearfott, who embellished the fa├žade with a monumental Ionic portico. Completed in 1915, the building originally served white children from grades five on. The school later service as 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.


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


Updated: March 26, 2021