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145-5012 Hayden High School

Hayden High School
Photo credit: Marcus Pollard, 2012

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VLR Listing Date 12/13/2012

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/2013

NRHP Reference Number 12001268

Hayden High School in the city of Franklin was built in 1953.  It replaced an overcrowded, African American high school building, that had been constructed in 1906 and 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 Hayden High 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. The school was closed in the 1980s and has remained vacant since that time.


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


Updated: October 11, 2022