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January 9, 2017 / Joanne Yeck

 1916: New Buckingham High School

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Old Buckingham High School. Courtesy Historic Buckingham.

The frame building served the community from about 1897 – 1916, when a new brick high school (grades 1 – 11) was constructed.

The two buildings stood for many years, side-by-side, on Hwy 60. The older frame building was demolished sometime during 1940s–50s.  Today the brick building remains and is the home of Buckingham County’s Arts Center.

Special thanks to Margaret Thomas for helping sort out the two high schools at Buckingham Court House.

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  1. Ray Monroe / Jan 14 2017 5:57 am

    I see all you talk about is the white people all the time. It like it’s no black people in Buckingham.if it’s their slave. Buckingham is a redneck country full of slave master. What black man or woman owned a business look how many black teacher in the high school

    On Jan 9, 2017 8:37 AM, “slate river ramblings . . . .” wrote:

    > Joanne Yeck posted: ” Old Buckingham High School. Courtesy Historic > Buckingham. The frame building served the community from about 1897 – 1916, > when a new brick high school (grades 1 – 11) was constructed. The two > buildings stood for many years, side-by-side, on Hwy 60. ” >

    • Joanne Yeck / Jan 14 2017 9:07 am

      Ray, Thank you for taking the time to comment. Would you please also take a moment to put “African American” in the search box to the right. The results will list posts about a diverse group African Americans who have both represented and shaped the history of Buckingham County. They include: Dr. Carter G. Woodson, photographer King Daniel Ganaway, educator E. S. Lomax, the Stanton family, the history of C.C.C., and the men of Alexander Hill. Joanne

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