Booker T. Washington Community Center

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Booker T. Washington High School
Staunton Booker T. Washington High School.jpg
Northern end and rear of the school
Booker T. Washington Community Center is located in Virginia
Booker T. Washington Community Center
Booker T. Washington Community Center is located in the United States
Booker T. Washington Community Center
Location1114 West Johnson Street, Staunton, Virginia
Coordinates38°8′52″N 79°4′53″W / 38.14778°N 79.08139°W / 38.14778; -79.08139Coordinates: 38°8′52″N 79°4′53″W / 38.14778°N 79.08139°W / 38.14778; -79.08139
Area2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built1936 (1936)
ArchitectRaymond V. Long
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference #14000550[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 3, 2014

The Booker T. Washington Community Center is a community center at 1114 West Johnson Street in Staunton, Virginia. It is located in the former Booker T. Washington High School for Coloreds, a two-story Art Deco brick building designed by Raymond V. Long and built in 1936. A 1960 addition to the rear of the building has a more Modern treatment. It was the Staunton area's only high school for African-American students for thirty years, and one of its few meeting points for African-American organizations until the city's public facilities were integrated. The school was closed in 1966, and was used by the Staunton Police Department from 1967 to 1986.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Booker T. Washington High School" (PDF). Virginia DHR. Retrieved 2014-09-13.