Matthew Whaley School - 2004 - Williamsburg, VA
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N 37° 16.442 W 076° 42.249
18S E 348912 N 4126633
Quick Description: A historic school in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2021 4:42:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM15FKZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Matthew Whaley School is a public elementary school located in Williamsburg, Virginia, occupying a historic school building. It is within the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.

The Georgian Revival structure was built between 1929 and 1930 based on a design by noted Virginia architect Charles M. Robinson. The monumental school building was located adjacent to the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg and "quickly became a local landmark of considerable architectural pretension." The building's exterior features Flemish bond brickwork with glazed headers trimmed with a modillion cornice, and a hipped slate roof pierced by gables and topped with a pair of glazed cupolas. The structure has been well preserved with little alteration. The school was operated as a training school for the College of William and Mary and as a general public school serving students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1955, James Blair High School opened, and the Matthew Whaley School became a grammar school serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade. From 1997 to 1998, the school underwent a $5.4 million renovation which included improvements to make the building accessible to the handicapped and refurbishing the original slate roof.

In June 2004, the Virginia Board of Historic Resources added the school to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The building was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in August 2004.

Matthew Whaley is part of the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools system."
Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 2004

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
Matthew Whaley School has been register as a Virginia Historic Landmark National Historic Landmark 2004 pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Board of Historic Resources Act of 1966 Carol S. Beers, Superintendent Andrew H. Jacobs, Principal


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