Seebert Lane Colored School

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Seebert Lane Colored School
Seebert Lane Colored School is located in West Virginia
Seebert Lane Colored School
Seebert Lane Colored School is located in the US
Seebert Lane Colored School
Location Seebert Rd., Seebert, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°08′47″N 80°11′39″W / 38.14639°N 80.19417°W / 38.14639; -80.19417Coordinates: 38°08′47″N 80°11′39″W / 38.14639°N 80.19417°W / 38.14639; -80.19417
Area Less than one acre
Built c. 1898 (1898)
Built by Jordan, Robert Samuel
NRHP reference # 12001053[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 2012

Seebert Lane Colored School, also known as Pleasant Green School and Hillsboro School, is a historic one-room school for African-American students located at Seebert, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It was built about 1898, and is a one-story, front-gable frame building. The rectangular plan building measures approximately 24 feet, 4 inches, by 40 feet, 4 inches. The building has a symmetrical facade, small porch supported by two simple, rounded columns, and a cupola. Also on the property is a contributing fuel shed. In 1921, the children of Seebert Lane Colored School were photo documented by Lewis W. Hine as part of his work with the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). There is no reliable date for when the building stopped operating as a school, though it likely coincided with desegregation in 1954.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/10/12 through 12/14/12. National Park Service. 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ Jean Boger/Susan Critchley (July 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Seebert Lane Colored School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation.