Toms Brook School

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Toms Brook School, constructed in 1935-36, was designed by Luray architect James R. Mims in a Colonial Revival style. During the first half of the 1930s, Shenandoah County undertook a construction campaign to replace older and damaged schoolhouses with new buildings; Toms Brook High School was the last one built under this program. The school’s unusual design—the entry leads to an auditorium that occupies half of the floor space, with a corridor and classrooms lining the other half—and its fireproof construction make it an interesting variation on school architecture for the period. Mims also designed a cafeteria for the school that was completed in 1952.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
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