Petersburg, VirginiaDisrupted by the convulsions of the First World War, efforts to replace the increasingly inadequate Peabody School on Fillmore Street stretched out from 1913 until 1920, when the new Peabody-Williams School opened on Jones Street. Charles Robinson, who designed scores of other Virginia schools, including four others and the Petersburg Hotel in Petersburg, and executed master plans for Virginia State University and the College of William & Mary, completed his plans for the new school in 1917. They called for twin buildings, one (the Peabody Building) to house the high school and the auditorium, and the other (the Williams Building) to house the elementary school, linked by both a distinctive arcade and a cloistered walkway. The whole was called the Peabody-Williams School. The surviving building is the Peabody Building.
|Placed By||Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail?|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286021 N 4121766|
|Decimal Degrees||37.21786667, -77.41160000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.072', W 77° 24.696'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 4.32" N, 77° 24' 41.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 612-698 S Jones St, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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