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Albemarle County Office Building (Lane High School)

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Lane High School
1939–1940, Pendleton Scott Clark. 401 McIntire Rd.
  • Albemarle County Office Building (Lane High School) (Richard Guy Wilson)
  • Albemarle County Office Building (Lane High School) (Richard Guy Wilson)
  • Albemarle County Office Building (Lane High School) (Richard Guy Wilson)

Lynchburg architect Clark designed Lane High School for the white student population. The large Georgian Revival building with the colossal pedimented portico was funded in part by a Public Works Administration grant. This imposing structure, sited at a prominent crossroads and across from the black Vinegar Hill housing area, certainly underlined the dominance of whites in segregated Virginia in those years. After the opening of Charlottesville High School in 1974, the high school was reworked to become the Albemarle County Office Building, which opened in 1981.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Albemarle County Office Building (Lane High School)", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 150-150.

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