Sandersville Elementary School (former) – Sandersville GA


The Sandersville high/elementary school was constructed by the PWA in 1939. The red brick building with a Georgian-Colonial facade was built on one level in the shape of an E. The high school was on the east side and the elementary school on the west, with the Administrative office, library, commercial and home economics rooms in the middle front. The 600 seat auditorium, music and expression rooms were in the center arm of the E. A small lunch room was built behind the auditorium. A newspaper article indicates the school district filed an application with the government for a grant of $67,500 and a loan of $82,500. The plan was drawn up by William J J Chase, from Atlanta.

The Sandersville school was vacated in 2008 when the school system consolidated all K-5 schools.  It has been vacant since then and its condition has deteriorated. It is currently owned by the Georgia State Properties Commission. The Washington County Historical Society is in the process of  trying to develop a plan to save the building.

Source notes

Numerous articles from the Sandersville Progress, the local newspaper.  articles in the following papers were written before, during and after the building was built:
June 23, 1938
July 7, 1938
July 21, 1938
Sept 1, 1938
Sept. 29, 1938
Feb. 23, 1939
June 22, 1939
August 31, 1939
Sept 21, 1939

Project originally submitted by Frances Veal on May 8, 2014.

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Location Info

514 North Harris st
Sandersville, Georgia 31082

Coordinates: 32.993317, -82.80945980000001

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