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Suffolk School Buildings

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1911, 1922, Charles M. Robinson. 301 N. Saratoga St.

Robinson, the favorite school architect of Virginia, designed Suffolk's education center. The former Suffolk High School (1922) shows his ability to create impressive facades with great economy. The building is raised on a high basement, windows are grouped for effect and light, and a great flight of steps leads up to a portico in antis. Double-height Ionic columns support an entablature with a frieze that runs around the structure. Just behind the high school is the Jefferson School (1911), a slightly earlier effort by Robinson, very much in the same idiom.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Suffolk School Buildings", [Suffolk, 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, 464-464.

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