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Stonewall Jackson School (West End School)

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West End School
1886, Wilfred Emory Cutshaw, city engineer. 1980–1991, renovation. W. Main St. at Lombardy St.
  • Stonewall Jackson School (West End School) (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

The best-preserved and most spectacular of a series of schools by Cutshaw, this building has a lavish Italianate facade that displays a combination of cast iron, granite, and brick. The Lshaped plan of the building allowed for the maximum amount of light and air. A devastating fire destroyed much of the building in 1989. The reconstruction incorporates a restaurant in the raised basement level and offices above.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Stonewall Jackson School (West End School)", [Richmond, 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, 253-254.

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