Harrisville Grade School

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Harrisville Grade School
Harrisville Grade School is located in West Virginia
Harrisville Grade School
Harrisville Grade School is located in the US
Harrisville Grade School
Location 217 W. Main St., Harrisville, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°12′34″N 81°03′14″W / 39.2095°N 81.0539°W / 39.2095; -81.0539Coordinates: 39°12′34″N 81°03′14″W / 39.2095°N 81.0539°W / 39.2095; -81.0539
Area less than one acre
Built 1878
Architect unknown
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival
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Added to NRHP January 9, 1997

Harrisville Grade School, also known as Harrisville High School and Harrisville Public School, is a historic school building located at Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia. It is a two story brick structure on a cut stone foundation with a blend of Italianate and Greek Revival details. It was built in 1878, and expanded in 1904. It remained in operation until 1965, then occupied by board of education offices. In the 1990s, plans were made for it to become a museum.[2] It is open by the Ritchie County Historical Museum as the General Thomas M. Harris School Museum.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1] It is located in the Harrisville Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Erin Beth Dower (September 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Harrisville Grade School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 

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