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7 places added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Friday - 6/27/2014, 7:23am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has added seven places to the state's landmarks register.

The new entries include a 19th-century railroad depot in Wythe (with) County and Staunton's (STAN'-tuhn's) Booker T. Washington High School, which opened in 1936 as the only high school for African Americans in the city. The Art Deco-style school closed in 1966.

The additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register also include a historically black residential neighborhood in Lynchburg, two historic districts in Norfolk, and the George Washington Rader House in Botetourt (BAHT'-uh-tawt) County. The house reflects architectural trends in rural western Virginia during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The final entry is the Boones Mill Historic District in Franklin County. It served as a county commercial center in the 19th and 20th centuries.


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