The Baker Public School, built in 1939 in Richmond’s North Jackson Ward neighborhood, is the third school to arise on the site since 1871. Each school served the city’s African American students during the era of segregation in public schools. After integration in 1970, the school remained open until 1979 when the city converted the property to serve other educational programs. In addition to the 1939 edifice, another building on the site dates to 1913. Baker Public School and the site reflect the growth and transition of an important African American community in Richmond, dating from 1871 through to 1979, as well as the evolving story of public education.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
DHR has secured permanent legal protection for over 700 historic places - including 15,000 acres of battlefield lands
DHR has stimulated more than $4.2 billion dollars in private investments related to historic tax credit incentives, revitalizing communities of all sizes throughout Virginia
Copyright © 2023. All Rights Reserved | Website by CURE