Second Ward Negro Elementary School

Second Ward Negro Elementary School, also known as the Second Ward Annex, is a historic school building located at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It was built in 1938–1939, and is a one-story, plus basement, "T"-shaped brick building in the Art Deco style. It sits on a sandstone foundation. Funds for the building's construction were provided by the Works Progress Administration. It functioned as a school for African American students and a community center until the end of segregation in 1954. The building reopened as a school annex and Instructional Materials Center in the 1960s, but ceased being used as a school in 1993.[2]

Second Ward Negro Elementary School
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Second Ward Negro Elementary School is located in West Virginia
Second Ward Negro Elementary School
Second Ward Negro Elementary School is located in the United States
Second Ward Negro Elementary School
LocationJct. of White and Posten Aves., Morgantown, West Virginia
Coordinates39°37′17″N 79°56′57″W / 39.62139°N 79.94917°W / 39.62139; -79.94917Coordinates: 39°37′17″N 79°56′57″W / 39.62139°N 79.94917°W / 39.62139; -79.94917
Area1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built1939
ArchitectTucker & Silling; Russell, John W.
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.92000896[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 28, 1992

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It is located in the Greenmont Historic District, listed in 2005.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Teresa Statler and Barbara J. Howe (April 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Second Ward Negro Elementary School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.