Before World War II most of Princess Anne County resembled the rural enclave of Pleasant Ridge, which surrounds this vernacular oneroom schoolhouse. Built at the end of the nineteenth century as a two-room school for white children in another part of the county, it was divided around World War I so that the larger of the two rooms could be moved to Pleasant Ridge for the education of the area's African American children. The school closed in 1956. Although the building is not generally open to the public, the simple interior may be viewed easily through its multipaned windows.
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Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
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