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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

111-5006 Walker-Grant School

Walker-Grant School
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/14/1998

NRHP Listing Date 10/30/1998

NPS property number 98001311

Walker-Grant School, originally known as the Fredericksburg Colored School, was the first and only segregated African American secondary school in the city of Fredericksburg. Built in 1935 according to plans and elevation drawings from the Virginia Department of Education, the building originally housed the grammar school. Enlarged in 1938 and 1940 to include a high school, Walker-Grant School is a fine example of a well-preserved school from the Great Depression era. Long identified as a local landmark by the city’s African American community, the school now serves as a cultural center for young people in the community.


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

Updated November 7, 2018