Douglass Junior and Senior High School

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Douglass Junior and Senior High School
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Douglass Junior and Senior High School, March 2009
Douglass Junior and Senior High School is located in West Virginia
Douglass Junior and Senior High School
Douglass Junior and Senior High School is located in the US
Douglass Junior and Senior High School
Location Tenth Ave. and Bruce St., Huntington, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°24′52″N 82°25′53″W / 38.41444°N 82.43139°W / 38.41444; -82.43139Coordinates: 38°24′52″N 82°25′53″W / 38.41444°N 82.43139°W / 38.41444; -82.43139
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1924
Architect Bates, Frampton & Bowers
NRHP Reference # 85003091[1]
Added to NRHP December 5, 1985

Douglass Junior and Senior High School is a historic school building located at Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. It was built in 1924, was the segregation-era high school for African Americans in the city. It is a three story building measuring 113 feet wide and 230 feet long. It is built of red brick, with terra cotta trim, and rests on a concrete foundation. It closed as a school in 1961, but continued to be used as a school for special education until 1981. After that it housed educational offices.[2] It now serves as a community center.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Dr. Alan B. Gould (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Douglass Junior and Senior High School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-23.