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Schoolfield Museum (Welfare Building)

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Welfare Building
1916–1917. 917 W. Main St.

This red brick building has a red tile roof above a deep overhang supported by brackets. A brick belt course divides the floors with thermal windows on the first floor and rectilinear three-part windows with transoms on the second. Here presided welfare superintendent Miss Hattie Hylton, who taught workers how to care for their homes and other needs. Medical care, nursing, and a day nursery for children all came from the company. The diminutive log playhouse beside the Welfare Building (c. 1935) was for the nursery children.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Schoolfield Museum (Welfare Building)", [Danville, 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, 379-379.

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