Old Huntington High School

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Huntington High School
Old Huntington High School, March 2009
Old Huntington High School is located in West Virginia
Old Huntington High School
Old Huntington High School is located in the US
Old Huntington High School
Location 900 Eighth St., Huntington, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°24′46″N 82°26′34″W / 38.4128°N 82.4429°W / 38.4128; -82.4429Coordinates: 38°24′46″N 82°26′34″W / 38.4128°N 82.4429°W / 38.4128; -82.4429
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1916
Architect Ritter, Versus T.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 00000248[1]
Added to NRHP April 4, 2000

Old Huntington High School is a historic high school building located at Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. It was built in 1916, and is a 4 1/2 story buff brick building in the Classical Revival style. It consists of a long rectangle with a shorter rectangular wing on each end of the main rectangle forming a "U" shape. The courtyard is enclosed with three additions completed in 1951 (gymnasium), 1956 (cafeteria), and 1977. The building contains 155,512 square feet (14,447.5 m2) of space. The kitchen is located in an older red brick building built in 1916, built originally as a carriage house. The last graduating class was in 1996. A new facility was constructed and opened in the fall of 1996, known as Huntington High School.[2] It is now known as The Renaissance Center. Part of the building was converted into apartments. The YMCA uses part of it for workout facilities and a daycare facility. The building also houses studio space, an auditorium, and small art gallery.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]


  • Bruce R. Evans (born c. 1959), venture capitalist, corporate director and philanthropist[3]
  • Dagmar, an American actress, model and television personality of the 1950s.
  • Soupy Sales, comedian and entertainer, notable panelist on the television hit What's My Line?


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Richard J. Dickson (September 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Huntington High School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Business leaders to join Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni". Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Vanderbilt University. January 30, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2017.