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Douglas School

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Douglas School, also known as the Douglas Community Learning Center, is a historic school for African-American students located at Winchester, Virginia It is a central auditorium plan school built in 1927, with funds from the John Handley Endowment It is a one-story, dark red brick building with a four columned, Classical Revival style entry Additions to the building were made in 1940, 1951, and 1962 The school served as the only African-American school in the city until 1966, when it was closed after integration of the Winchester schools[3]

Built in 1927 as a "separate but equal" school for African American students but converted to a community center in 1966 after desegregation; may have been named for Frederick Douglass, despite the spelling difference[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service July 9, 2010mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register" Virginia Department of Historic Resources Archived from the original on 21 September 2013 Retrieved 19 March 2013
  3. ^ Scott Brooks-Miller and Joanna J Evans nd "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Douglas School" PDF Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Sieff, Kevin 12 December 2010 "Alumni, NAACP in Winchester, Va, fighting over spelling of Douglas School's name" Washington Post Retrieved 20 May 2012


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