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7 Places Added to Virginia Landmarks Register

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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 County and Staunton'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 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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