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Walhalla Graded School, Oconee County (101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla)
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1st Floor Boardroom

The Walhalla Graded School is comprised of a 1902 graded school, a 1913-14 auditorium and east wing addition, and a 1950s classroom addition. It is significant as an excellent example of an educational building in the Classical Revival style designed by the Columbia architectural firm of Edwards and Walter. The school is also significant for its role in the educational development of Oconee County. An important landmark in Walhalla, this school was built on what had historically been the temporary site of Newberry College and Adger College. It is one of the few surviving, relatively intact, early twentieth century brick school buildings still in use today in the county. The entire building is constructed of brick and rests on a brick foundation, with a raised basement under the two earliest portions of the building. These two early portions of the building have a hip roof with hip knobs and are covered with stamped sheet-metal shingles. The central section of the fašade features a central projecting pavilion topped by a curvilinear gable. The auditorium is a one-story, six-bay brick building which extends from the north wall of the main school building. The classroom addition is a one-story, one-bay brick building which extends from the north wall of the auditorium. Listed in the National Register February 13, 1992.

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