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127-0378 Robert Fulton School

Robert Fulton School
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VLR Listing Date 06/15/2017

NRHP Listing Date 09/18/2017

NRHP Reference Number MP100001643

Richmond’s Robert Fulton School was built in 1917 in response to growing residential development in the city’s Fulton Hill neighborhood and as part of a major public school construction program initiated by Richmond School Superintendent Dr. J.A.C. Chandler.  Designed by William Leigh Carneal, an architect of considerable importance in Virginia, the two-story school, with a four-column portico main entrance, sits atop Fulton Hill, making it visible from many vantage points in the city. The school’s name honors inventor Robert Fulton and the surrounding community, which derives its name from the once-prominent Fulton family.

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

Updated: February 18, 2021