Appalachian State University: Chappell Wilson Hall (old High School) – Boone NC

Description

A high school facility for Boone, NC was constructed in 1938 on the campus of what was then known as Appalachian State Teachers College (ASTC)—now Appalachian State University—by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The building, known as Appalachian High School or Demonstration High School, is located on Locust Street south of Howard Street.

AppState.edu: “Chapell Wilson was first known as Appalachian High School until 1965, when the school was merged into Watauga High School and the building was renovated by Appalachian State. Chapell Wilson was the first dean of the Graduate School and professor of psychology and education.”

The building has since been renovated and modified.

Additionally, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted the following project: “Improving playground and building of Boone high school,” several years prior to the construction of the 1938 facility.

Source notes

"Boondoggling Boomerangs and Blesses," The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 04, 1939 (pg. 11): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/651562494/

https://collections.library.appstate.edu/collections/university-archives-records-management-services/timelines

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3904bm.g3904bm_g063831947/?sp=3

https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/9442

https://files.nc.gov/ncdcr/historic-preservation-office/survey-and-national-register/surveyreports/WataugaCountySurvey-2003.pdf (pg. 34)

Emergency Relief in North Carolina. A Record of the Development and the Activities of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, 1932-1935. North Carolina Emergency Relief Commission, State administrator, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry (pg. 531): https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/emergencyrelief/emergencyrelief.html (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 22, 2022.

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Location Info


Locust St.
Boone, NC 28607

Coordinates: 36.215885, -81.681454

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