125-0063

Pulaski High School

VLR Listing Date

03/16/2023

NRHP Listing Date

06/09/2023

NHL Listing Date

NA

NRHP Reference Number

SG100009049

Pulaski High School is located within a small residential area off US Route 11, just northeast of downtown Pulaski. This two-story Georgian Revival building was originally constructed in 1937 as a smaller elementary school known as Pico Terrace School. Several additions were added to the main building during the 1950’s to support its conversion to a high school and to accommodate an expanded student population.  Pulaski High School was the first school in the county to racially desegregate, beginning with 14 Black students gaining access through the federal court system in the fall of 1960. Before the Civil Rights era, African American students in Pulaski County did not have access to a high school. Those who wanted to attend high school were bussed to Christiansburg Institute in neighboring Montgomery County. It would not be until 1966 that Pulaski County Schools were fully integrated. After being replaced by a new consolidated county high school in 1974, Pulaski High School was converted to a middle school, remaining open until 2020.

Last Updated: June 20, 2023

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

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