Riverside School (Elkins, West Virginia)

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Riverside School
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′28″N 79°50′52″W / 38.92444°N 79.84778°W / 38.92444; -79.84778Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 79°50′52″W / 38.92444°N 79.84778°W / 38.92444; -79.84778
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.