Photo, Print, Drawing Lafayette School, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA

[ Drawings from Survey HABS VA-1515  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HABS VA-1515  ]

About this Item

Title
Lafayette School, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Heflin, E. G,, builder
Union House
Williams Building Act of 1906
Mann High School Act of 1906
Strode Act of 1908
Biggers, Sam, delineator
Spencer, Michael G, faculty sponsor
Arzola, Robert R, program coordinator
Biggers, Sam, historian
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  schools
-  Neo-Classical architectural elements
-  education
-  books
-  bookstacks
-  classrooms
-  brick
-  egg and dart moldings
-  concrete
-  cast stone cladding
-  Virginia -- Fredericksburg -- Fredericksburg
Latitude / Longitude
38.306056,-77.460651
Notes
-  2016 Leicester B. Holland Prize, Entry
-  Significance: At the turn of the twentieth century, theories on school design and operation began to garner the attention of reformers. By the first decade of the century, legislation was enacted that sought to rectify many problems facing the educational system in America. In particular, the Williams Building Act of 1906, the Mann High School Act of 1906, and the Strode Act of 1908 solidified the consolidation and centralization of schools across Virginia. After years of planning, Fredericksburg, Virginia, constructed a new sixteen-room school building in 1908, known as the Lafayette School. The construction of the Lafayette School was spurred on by overcrowding in the existing schools scattered around the city, but the design of the building was heavily influenced by a shift in thinking regarding how school buildings affect learning. This was represented in the a number of features of the Lafayette School, including large windows that allowed for ample natural light into the spacious classrooms, and a floorplan that created a hierarchy in the uses of space and the functions of rooms. These characteristics mirror those advocated for in the string of early twentieth century reform legislation.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2260
-  Survey number: HABS VA-1515
-  Building/structure dates: 1908 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1969 Subsequent Work
Medium
Measured Drawing(s): 1
Data Page(s): 5
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS VA-1515
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
va2268
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Measured Drawing(s): 1 | Data Page(s): 5

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, E. G Heflin, Union House, Williams Building Act Of 1906, Mann High School Act Of 1906, Strode Act Of 1908, Sam Biggers, Michael G Spencer, Robert R Arzola, and Sam Biggers. Lafayette School,Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA. Fredericksburg Virginia, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/va2268/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Heflin, E. G., Union House, Williams Building Act Of 1906, Mann High School Act Of 1906, Strode Act Of 1908 [...] Biggers, S. (1933) Lafayette School,Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA. Fredericksburg Virginia, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/va2268/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Lafayette School,Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/va2268/>.

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