Harrison School (Roanoke, Virginia)

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Harrison School
Harrison School in Roanoke, Virginia.jpg
Harrison School, June 2010
Harrison School (Roanoke, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Harrison School (Roanoke, Virginia)
Harrison School (Roanoke, Virginia) is located in the US
Harrison School (Roanoke, Virginia)
Location 523 Harrison Ave., NW, Roanoke, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′45″N 79°56′54″W / 37.27917°N 79.94833°W / 37.27917; -79.94833Coordinates: 37°16′45″N 79°56′54″W / 37.27917°N 79.94833°W / 37.27917; -79.94833
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1916 (1916)
Architect Page, J.H.
NRHP Reference # 82004592[1]
VLR # 128-0043
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 9, 1982
Designated VLR May 18, 1982[2]

Harrison School is a historic public school building for African-American students located at Roanoke, Virginia. It was built in 1916, and is a three-story, brick public school building, with three-bay, two-story wings added in 1922. The original section consists of a 13-bay rectangular block flanked by projecting wings, five bays on the sides. The building symbolizes the pioneering efforts of Lucy Addison and other black educators in Southwest Virginia to offer academic secondary instruction to all children regardless of race.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Harrison School" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo