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

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Abstract/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.
Subject(s):Elementary schools
Prince Edward County (Va.)
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
County: Prince Edward County (Va.)
First Rock Elementary School (Prince Edward County, Va.)
Date Created:1962-1963