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William King Museum (William King High School)

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William King High School
1913, Clarence B. Kearfott; 1980s–1990s renovations. 415 Academy Dr.

The museum and arts education center is named for King, who donated the land for the school built on this site. The building served first as a high school and then from 1959 to 1973 as an elementary school. During the 1980s and 1990s a series of renovations transformed the interior to serve its new function as a museum. A massive pedimented portico with paired columns dominates the facade of this nine-bay, two-story brick building.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "William King Museum (William King High School)", [Abingdon, 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, 471-471.

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