Dry Bridge School

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Dry Bridge Elementary School
Dry Bridge School.jpg
Front and eastern end
Dry Bridge School is located in Virginia
Dry Bridge School
Dry Bridge School is located in the US
Dry Bridge School
Location 1005 Jordan St., Martinsville, Virginia
Coordinates 36°41′31″N 79°50′55″W / 36.6920°N 79.8487°W / 36.6920; -79.8487Coordinates: 36°41′31″N 79°50′55″W / 36.6920°N 79.8487°W / 36.6920; -79.8487
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1928 (1928)-1930
Built by Moore Lumber Co.; Finley, McCoy & Hinskey
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Rosenwald Schools in Virginia MPS
NRHP reference # 09000065[1]
VLR # 120-5034
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 25, 2009
Designated VLR December 18, 2008[2]

Dry Bridge Elementary School, also known as East Martinsville Grammar School, is a historic Rosenwald school located at Martinsville, Virginia. It was built between 1928 and 1930, and is a one-story, rectangular brick building with a concrete foundation, brick walls and deck-on-hip roof. The building housed four classrooms. Annexation brought Dry Bridge School into the Martinsville School District in 1948, and a freestanding school addition was built beside Dry Bridge School in 1958. The two buildings were called the East Martinsville Grammar School. The school closed at the end of the 1967-1968 school year as the result of school desegregation in Martinsville. In 1969, MARC Workshop, Inc. began occupying the building.[3]

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


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ John R. Kern & Michael J. Pulice (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dry Bridge Elementary School" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos