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145-5012 Hayden High School

Hayden High School
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VLR Listing Date 12/13/2012

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/2013

NRHP Reference Number 12001268

Hayden High School in Franklin was built in 1953 to replace an overcrowded and all-black high school building built in 1906 that was in poor condition. For proponents of school segregation, a fiercely contested issue in Virginia and elsewhere in the U.S. at the time, the new school building represented a modern “separate but equal” educational facility for African American students. In 1970, the school was desegregated as a junior high school, but closed in the 1980s and has remained vacant every since.

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

Updated: May 4, 2020