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Oak Ridge School

Chestnut GroveSchool, Esmont

Name:  Oak RidgeSchool

Date:  2018

Image Number:  MJ30cdMJ02

Comments:   The Oak Ridge School sits next to the Oak Ridge Baptist Church at 7734 Old Dominion Rd. in Schuyler, VA.  Windows on the side of the schoolhouse face the church.  Although the school appears in two 1930s-era Albemarle County school brochures, the names of tearchers were not listed.  A brochure from the papers of former Albemarle County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Pinckney Powers, lists only the 1937-38 and 1938-39 salary for the 'Oak Ridge teacher' -- fifty dollars per month.  In an interview for the University of Virginia's Race and Place project, James Jordan remembered that his mother, Rebecca Jordan, taught at Oak Ridge in the early 1900's.  Mrs. Jordan also taught at the Mt. Alto School.

Oak Ridge School, SchuylerL to R: Oak Ridge Church and Oak Ridge School

Scottsville Museum wishes to thank Maxwell Johnson for his research and photographs on this Esmont community school!

1)  David Pinckney Powers Papers, 1888-1938, Accession #9377-a, 9377-b, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
2)   Hallock, Jennifer ; Gardiner Hallock & Kristie Baynard.  National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District. February 2007.
3)  Samuel Baker Woods Papers, 1894-1937, Accession #4648-a, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
4)  Lawrence, Sarah R., and James Jordan. Interview of James Jordan on October 10 and October 30, 2001, by Sarah R. Lawrence of the Race and Place Project.  (Oral History).  Race and Place, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia., 2001.

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Top Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CDMJ02

Bottom Two Images (L to R) Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CDMJ01 and CDMJ02




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