West, John T., School (NRIS 00000315)

Address: 1435 Bolton St., Norfolk (Independent City), Virginia. County/parish: Norfolk.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places September 27, 2006.

From Wikipedia:

John T. West School
John T. West School, also known as Tanner's Creek School No. 4 and Barborsville School, was a historic school for African-American students located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in 1906, and was a two-story, Colonial Revival style brick building with a hipped roof. In 1913, it was doubled in size with an addition to the south and connected via a two-story ell. A one-story brick cafeteria was added in 1950 and a music room about 1960. In 1911, the building hosted the first public African-American high school classes in the city of Norfolk. It continued holding elementary school classes until its closure in 1980. It was demolished in August 2006. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 and delisted in 2006. (read more...)


  • Harper, Charles F., et al.
  • Zepp, William T.

Architectural styles:

  • Colonial Revival

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00000315