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Chatham Elementary School

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1925, Raymond V. Long. 319 S. Main St.

Raymond V. Long, who was associated with the State Board of Education from 1923 until 1937, designed many public schools in Virginia. This two-and-a-half-story Colonial Revival school has a gable-roofed central block with five bays of double windows and is flanked by two-story wings with hipped roofs. The former Pittsylvania County Library (1939, Claiborne and Taylor) is set perpendicular to the school, and like others funded by David K. E. Bruce is a carefully crafted Colonial Revival building. The T-shaped brick building features a central portico, a slate roof, a modillion-and-dentil cornice, and brick quoins.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Chatham Elementary School", [Chatham, 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, 364-364.

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