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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

No More Pencils: 1940

No More Pencils: 1940

        The last remaining Second Empire schoolhouse in the United States, the Fourth Ward School is now a museum.

March 1940. "Abandoned school. Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Abandoned but not lost.

Standing strong today

In 1940 this school had only been abandoned for a few years; its last class graduated in 1936. It endured a total of fifty years of disuse before it was re-opened in 1986 as a beautifully restored museum.

http://fourthwardschool.org/

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