Henrico County Historical Society
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Past Preservation - Springfield School

Springfield School was built for African-American children in the 1920s. It was a two-room schoolhouse attended by 40 students per year.

Once its purpose as a schoolhouse passed, it was used for many years as a private residence.

As time passed by, the area changed, including development of neighborhoods near the old school. The historic school was saved from the fate of demolition.

On April 3, 2011, Ace House Movers, Inc. moved the historic school to its new location: Pouncey Tract Park, next to Short Pump Middle School. It should be open to the public once the school building has been restored. Target date for restoration and how the building will be used are not yet known. Henrico County government has allotted $250,000 to cover both the moving and restoration costs. Springfield School is one of only two remaining African-American schools in Henrico County.

The moving of the school and interviews with past students and residents of the old structure have been captured on video for posterity by and thanks to Trevor Dickerson, HCHS member, who reported on the moving of the school and uploaded the video, available above, to YouTube.


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