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VLR Listing Date 04/22/1998
NRHP Listing Date 08/13/1998
NPS property number 98001067
Delisted from NPS on 03/19/2001
Built in 1917, the school was designed by Virginia architect John Kevan Peebles, noted for his work at the University of Virginia, the Virginia State Capitol, and the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial in Norfolk. The school building itself is modest in size and presentation thus being sympathetic to the surrounding Colonial Revival homes built in the same era. In 1918, shortly after its construction, the school was used temporarily as a hospital and morgue during the Spanish influenza epidemic. The epidemic claimed 562 deaths in the city in just five weeks. The Taylor School then returned to use as an elementary school and has served Norfolk students to the present day.
The Walter Herron Taylor Elementary School was demolished in June of 1999.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated December 26, 2018