Circleville School

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Circleville School
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Circleville School is located in West Virginia
Circleville School
Circleville School is located in the US
Circleville School
Location WV 28, Circleville, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°40′22″N 79°29′11″W / 38.67278°N 79.48639°W / 38.67278; -79.48639Coordinates: 38°40′22″N 79°29′11″W / 38.67278°N 79.48639°W / 38.67278; -79.48639
Area 6.5 acres (2.6 ha)
Built 1937
Architect Ernest C. S. Holmboe
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Other, Georgian Revival
NRHP reference # 95001323[1]
Added to NRHP November 9, 1995

Circleville School is a historic school building located at Circleville, Pendleton County, West Virginia. It was designed by architect Ernest C. S. Holmboe and built in 1937-1938, as a project of the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The two-story masonry building is in the Georgian Revival style. It was built on the foundation of a previous school destroyed by fire. The front facade features a two-story pedimented projecting pavilion emphasized by large Doric order pilasters. It is constructed of hollow tile block with a red brick veneer. The truncated hipped roof is topped by a wooden cupola.[2]

Construction of the school was authorized by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in May 1937, making it one of the last buildings, if not the last building, constructed through the WPA.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

Today the school functions as a community center. It houses a commercial kitchen, workout center, and a few small businesses. It is also used for community events such as square dances and Chamber of Commerce dinners.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Margo Stafford (August 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Circleville School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-01.