Weston Colored School

Weston Colored School (HM17JW)

Location: Weston, WV 26452 Lewis County
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N 39° 2.383', W 80° 27.883'

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Built in 1882, the Weston Colored School was the fourth school erected with public funds for black children in West Virginia. It served the African-American community until desegregation in 1954. Later uses included a vocational agriculture classroom, a school for the developmentally challenged, a genealogy and history library, and a welcome center for Weston and Lewis County. The mission style facade is unique for Weston, while the wrought-iron fence is a remnant of many found here. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM17JW
Placed ByPreservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 546325 N 4321320
Decimal Degrees39.03971667, -80.46471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.383', W 80° 27.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 22.98" N, 80° 27' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 Center Ave, Weston WV 26452, US
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