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Maple Manor Apartments (Chase City Grade School and High School)

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Chase City Grade School and High School
1908, 1917, H. H. Huggins. 136 Endly St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

This matched pair of schools is in a freewheeling Georgian Revival by Huggins of Roanoke. The two-story, red brick buildings with dormers in their hipped roofs have contrasting cream-colored brick quoins and keystoned jack arches. Entrance to each building is through a single-story Doric portico with paired columns. The schools were built during Virginia's “education renaissance” at the turn of the twentieth century when a public high school system was being established. In 1906 the Virginia General Assembly passed the Mann High School bill, which obligated the state to provide matching funds to districts that built a high school. Two hundred and eighty-five new schools were built over the next four years. In 1991 the schools here were renovated as apartments for the elderly.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Maple Manor Apartments (Chase City Grade School and High School)", [Chase City, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 343-343.

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