St. George Academy (West Virginia)

St. George Academy is a historic school building located in St. George, Tucker County, West Virginia, USA. Construction started in 1885 and finished in 1886, and is a two-story clapboard building with a projecting bay. It features a square tower with a peaked vent on each side and topped by a pyramidal roof with a spiked finial. In 1975–76, a new school was erected behind the old academy structure, and in 1982, the old school building was condemned by the state fire marshal and ordered to be razed or removed. It was moved to its present site in 1985 by the local historical society, and houses a local history museum.[2]

St. George Academy
St. George Academy from east.jpg
Front and eastern side
St. George Academy (West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
St. George Academy (West Virginia)
St. George Academy (West Virginia) is located in the United States
St. George Academy (West Virginia)
LocationCty. Rd. 1, St. George, West Virginia
Coordinates39°9′49″N 79°41′57″W / 39.16361°N 79.69917°W / 39.16361; -79.69917Coordinates: 39°9′49″N 79°41′57″W / 39.16361°N 79.69917°W / 39.16361; -79.69917
Arealess than one acre
Built1885
ArchitectDaniel L. Dumire
NRHP reference No.01001333[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 29, 2001

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Katherine Jourdan (August 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: St. George Academy" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-09.