Riverside School (Elkins, West Virginia)

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Riverside School
Riverside School.jpg
Looking north from River Street
Riverside School (Elkins, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Riverside School (Elkins, West Virginia)
Location Block No. 1, River St., Elkins, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°55′20.4″N 79°50′52.5″W / 38.922333°N 79.847917°W / 38.922333; -79.847917Coordinates: 38°55′20.4″N 79°50′52.5″W / 38.922333°N 79.847917°W / 38.922333; -79.847917
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1905
Architect Frampton & Bowers; Independent School District of Elkin
Architectural style Other, two over two, central passage
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09001194[1]
Added to NRHP December 30, 2009

Riverside School is a historic school building located at Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia. It was built between 1902 and 1905, as a one-story, rectangular red brick structure, measuring 56 feet, 6 inches, by 34 feet. A second story was added in 1928, when it became a four year high school. It has a hipped roof and a sandstone foundation. It was originally built as a school for African American students, and remained so until the 1954 desegregation order and the school was closed.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Melvin Lester and Alice Sabatino (March 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Riverside School". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10.