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Bennett School

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1908–1909, attributed to Virginia Department of Education Design Staff. 9250 Lee Ave.

Built as one of ten agricultural high schools authorized by the state legislature, the Bennett School never served that purpose because of space limitations. Instead it was used as a primary school for years. The daunting portico with six giant-order Corinthian columns gives it the usual “Southern Colonial” appearance, but the red sandstone base is more Richardsonian. The structure has stood empty for a number of years and its future is uncertain.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Bennett School", [Manassas, 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, 65-65.

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