St. Paul's College (NRIS 79003032)
St. Paul's College campus,
Virginia. County/parish: Brunswick.
3 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
June 27, 1979.
Also known as:
- St. Paul's Normal and Industrial School
- Saint Paul's College (Virginia)
- Saint Paul's College was a private, historically black college located in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Saint Paul's College opened its doors on September 24, 1888, originally training students as teachers and for agricultural and industrial jobs.
By the late 20th century, Saint Paul's College offered undergraduate degrees for traditional college students and distant learning students in the Continuing Studies Program. The school also offered adult education to help assist working adults to gain undergraduate degrees. Saint Paul's College had a Single Parent Support System Program that assisted single teen parents pursuing a college education.
The college had long struggled with significant financial difficulties, culminating in a court conflict in 2012 with its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Throughout the 2012–2013 school year, the college sought to merge with another institution, but on June 3, 2013, the board announced the college would close on June 30, 2013. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79003032