Historic Pleasant View School in Chesterfield County...
School is an early twentieth
century African-American schoolhouse located at 18430 River Road in
. It succeeds an
earlier school house circa 1900. In 1924, the Chesterfield
County School Board purchased two acres of land that included a house
previously used as a public school site upon which to construct a new school
for Blacks. Chesterfield County
was built with the financial support of the Black
community and opened in 1930 and closed in 1947. The Pleasant View Community
Association maintained the building and used it as a community center from
1947 until 1998. In response to community concerns about the
sale, the Pleasant View School of Supervisors re-purchased the
property shortly after. Now owned by the County�s Department of Parks and
Recreation, the school features desks, blackboards, church pews, a piano,
and other items from the past.
Chesterfield County Facts
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