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Benedictine High School

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1911, Father Michael McInerney; 1986, renovations. 304 N. Sheppard St.

Designed by a Benedictine priest from Belmont Abbey in Belmont, North Carolina, this complex is in a refined Romanesque Revival idiom. Father McInerney also designed the priest's home (1924) and St. Benedict's Church (1929), which complement the school building. The church, with its deep central arch and wheel window, recalls northern Italian structures of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Benedictine High 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, 270-270.

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