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Plan for a Freedmen's Bureau School in Virginia
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1865 to 1870
Medium: Architectural drawing

Plan for a Freedmen’s Bureau School in Virginia

An architectural drawing depicts a plan for a Freedmen's Bureau school in Virginia. The proposed building held two classrooms and provided lodgings for the teachers. The students would sit on long benches with attached writing desks—four students per seven-foot bench. The plan provided eighteen benches per classroom, which was enough to seat seventy-two students. This undated plan is in the school reports from the Warrenton office of the bureau. It is not known whether the school was actually built.

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