Konnarock Training School

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Konnarock Training School
Smyth, Konnarock Training School.jpg
Front of the main building
Konnarock Training School is located in Virginia
Konnarock Training School
Konnarock Training School is located in the US
Konnarock Training School
Location Jct. of VA 603 and VA 600, Konnarock, Virginia
Coordinates 36°40′18″N 81°36′42″W / 36.6718°N 81.6116°W / 36.6718; -81.6116Coordinates: 36°40′18″N 81°36′42″W / 36.6718°N 81.6116°W / 36.6718; -81.6116
Area 18 acres (7.3 ha)
Built 1925 (1925)
Architect Henry Carl Messerschmidt; R.E.L. Smith
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman, Rustic
NRHP reference # 97000483[1]
VLR # 086-0027
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 5, 1997
Designated VLR March 19, 1997[2]

Konnarock Training School, also known as Konnarock Lutheran Girls School, is a historic school complex located at Konnarock, Smyth County, Virginia. The main building was built in 1925, and is a 2 1/2-story, 14 bay, hipped roof, Rustic style wood frame building. It is sheathed in bark shingles and has an attached rear chapel. Also on the property are an American Craftsman-style chestnut bark-shingled bungalow (1936) originally used as the school's Health Center, a collapsed two-car garage, an arbor and a farm complex. The property was original developed by the Lutheran church as a mission to the southern Appalachians. The school closed in 1958, and was later acquired by the Forest Service.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[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 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ J. Daniel Pezzoni and Leslie A. Giles (September 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Konnarock Training School" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo

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