Switchback School

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38°00'42"N
079°50'34"W
Country
 United States of America
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Switchback School, also known as Union Hurst School, is a historic Rosenwald school located near Hot Springs, Bath County, Virginia. It was built in 1924–1925, and is a one-story, frame, graded two-teacher type of public school. It is sheathed in weatherboard and has a side-gable roof. A major addition at the south end was built in 1933 and a second addition was built about 1960. Also on the property are a contributing privy (c. 1950); a cistern constructed as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps site improvement project (late-1930s); and three stone walls built by the workers from the Works Progress Administration (late-1930s). It is one of approximately 70 Rosenwald schools that survive of the 364 that were built across Virginia for the education of African-American students.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
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