Old Huntington High School

Coordinates: 38°24′46″N 82°26′46″W / 38.41278°N 82.44611°W / 38.41278; -82.44611

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+12-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 built to consolidate Old Huntington High and Huntington East High School into a single institution; the new school opened in August 1996 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.

Huntington High School
Old Huntington High School, March 2009
900 Eighth St.


United States
School typePublic
School districtCabell County Schools
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Red and blue    
MascotPony Express
RivalsHuntington East
Huntington High School
Old Huntington High School is located in West Virginia
Old Huntington High School
Old Huntington High School is located in the United States
Old Huntington High School
Location900 Eighth St., Huntington, West Virginia
Coordinates38°24′46″N 82°26′34″W / 38.4128°N 82.4429°W / 38.4128; -82.4429
Area3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built1916 (1916)
ArchitectVerus T. Ritter
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.00000248[1]
Added to NRHPApril 4, 2000

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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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.