Central School (Bessemer City, North Carolina)

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Central School
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Central School (Bessemer City, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Central School (Bessemer City, North Carolina)
Central School (Bessemer City, North Carolina) is located in the US
Central School (Bessemer City, North Carolina)
Location 317 Washington Ave., Bessemer City, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°17′5″N 81°16′36″W / 35.28472°N 81.27667°W / 35.28472; -81.27667Coordinates: 35°17′5″N 81°16′36″W / 35.28472°N 81.27667°W / 35.28472; -81.27667
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built c. 1929 (1929), 1933, 1938-1939, 1953
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Rustic Revival
NRHP reference # 07001374[1]
Added to NRHP January 9, 2008

Central School, also known as Bessemer City Elementary School, is a historic school complex located at Bessemer City, Gaston County, North Carolina. The main school building was built about 1929, and is a two-story, "U"-plan brick building with Collegiate Gothic detailing. It was rebuilt following a fire in 1942. Adjacent to the school is the Rustic Revival style, rough cut stone gymnasium built in 1933 with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration. Other contributing buildings are the Home Economics Building (c. 1938-1939), Classroom Building (c. 1953), and Storage Shed (c. 1953).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Susannah V. Franklin (July 2007). "Central School" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-11-01.