Prater School (former) – Haysi VA

Description

The former Prater school in Haysi, Dickenson County, Virginia, was constructed as a New Deal project. Satellite and Google Street View imagery suggest the building is still extant, if largely abandoned.

In 1940, W.E. French, who directed the Federal work programs in Dickenson County, reported that from December 1, 1933 to January 27, 1940, that $129,167.00 were spent on school projects in Dickenson County. Of this amount, the Federal government spent $162,968.00 and the county put up $56,699.00 of 25.8% of the cost. Among the jobs done were: … new buildings at … Prater.

Source notes

School and Community History of Dickenson County, Virginia (pg. 466):
http://books.google.com/books?id=89EPY9U6uyYC&pg=PA466

Location information:
http://virginia.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,school,scfips,51051.cfm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 22, 2017.

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Location Info


State Hwy 83
Haysi, VA 24256

Coordinates: 37.214276, -82.254864

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