Old Main (Nicholas County High School)

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Nicholas County High School (Ol Mai G)
Old Nicholas County High School in Summersville.jpg
Front, seen from below
Old Main (Nicholas County High School) is located in West Virginia
Old Main (Nicholas County High School)
Location Main St., Summersville, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°16′51″N 80°51′27″W / 38.28083°N 80.85750°W / 38.28083; -80.85750Coordinates: 38°16′51″N 80°51′27″W / 38.28083°N 80.85750°W / 38.28083; -80.85750
Area 3 acres (12,000 m2)[2]
Built 1913
Architect H. Rus Warne; Shrake,P.Q., & Son
Architectural style Renaissance
NRHP Reference # 89000185[1]
Added to NRHP March 27, 1989

Old Main, the former Nicholas County High School, is a school building located in Summersville, West Virginia. The two-story stone Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1913 and graduated its first class in 1915.[2]

From 1915 to 1930, the school also served as the site of a State Normal School for teachers.[2] The school was eventually replaced by the current Nicholas County High School, which is located on a separate campus north of Summersville.[3]

The Old Main building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Richardson, Wilma (December 4, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Nicholas County High School / Old Main" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Nicholas County High School". Nicholas County Schools. Retrieved 2009-01-18.