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First Rock Elementary School, Prince Edward County, Va., main building, 1962-1963

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Creator:Peeples, Edward H. (Edward Harden), 1935- (photographer)
Creator:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
Title:First Rock Elementary School, Prince Edward County, Va., main building, 1962-1963
Date:1962-1963
Description:

First Rock Elementary School for African Americans on U.S. route 460 in Prince Edward County, Va. View of main building as seen from the highway. Building appeared to be newly painted gray on the front while the paint on the sides was chipping and decaying. The main building was used for grades 1, 4-5, had a pupil capacity of 120 and was built in 1939. "Temporary" tar paper classroom building to the left was used for grades 2-3. This was a frame building covered with roofing paper built in 1949 and had a pupil capacity of 40. The building had no windows. Privy can be seen in the background. The structures that made up First Rock had no steam or hot water heat and no indoor plumbing.

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First Rock Elementary School

African Americans

elementary schools

Call number: LA380.P74

Types:photographs | black-and-white negatives | StillImage
Subjects:Elementary schools | Prince Edward County (Va.)--Race relations | Schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | African American schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Elementary schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | African American elementary schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Public schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | School buildings--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | First Rock Elementary School (Prince Edward County, Va.) | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, 37.2243039, -78.4410842
Collection:Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives
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