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1901. 400 High St.
  • (Photograph by Alexander Heilner)

This unusually large and elaborate school building represents the county’s enhanced early-twentieth-century educational system as part of a countywide consolidation program designed to improve the existing system of rural one- and two-room standardized schools. It was built for white children, while separate, smaller schoolhouses were built for Blacks. The Colonial Revival design includes Palladian windows, gambrel roof, central bell tower, and cupola. It was erected by local builder and contractor A. M. Culp, who owned and operated a lumber and buildings supply company. It now houses the offices of the county government.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1901


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "CHESTERTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOL", [Chestertown, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 98-98.

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