Weston Colored School

Weston Colored School, also known as the Central West Virginia Genealogical & Historical Library and Museum and Frontier School, is a historic one-room school building located at Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia. It was built in 1882, and is a single-story rubbed red brick building on a fieldstone foundation. It originally measured 22 feet by 28 feet, then enlarged in 1928 by 12 feet, 6 inches. It was used as an educational facility for the community's African-American youth until desegregation in 1954. It was subsequently used for storage, then an agricultural classroom for the Lewis County High School, and as a shop for mentally disabled students. It afterwards was used by the Central West Virginia Genealogical & Historical Library and Museum.[2]

Weston Colored School
Weston Colored School, Weston, West Virginia.jpg
Weston Colored School is located in West Virginia
Weston Colored School
Weston Colored School is located in the United States
Weston Colored School
Location345 Center St., Weston, West Virginia
Coordinates39°2′23″N 80°27′53″W / 39.03972°N 80.46472°W / 39.03972; -80.46472Coordinates: 39°2′23″N 80°27′53″W / 39.03972°N 80.46472°W / 39.03972; -80.46472
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleMission/spanish Revival
NRHP reference No.93000224[1]
Added to NRHPApril 9, 1993

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. It is located in the Weston Downtown Residential 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. ^ Joy Gregoire Gilchrist (December 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Weston Colored School" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-05.

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