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  Pleasant View School is an early twentieth century African-American schoolhouse located at 18430 River Road in Chesterfield County.  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.  Pleasant View School 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 County Board of Supervisors re-purchased the property shortly after. Now managed by the County's Department of Parks and Recreation, the school features desks, blackboards, church pews, a piano, and other items from the past.

 

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Additional information and photographs of Historic Pleasant View can be found in the Historical Society Library at Historic Trinity Church at 10101 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield. The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia manages several historic sites.  

 

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  Pleasant View School is an early twentieth century African-American schoolhouse located at 18430 River Road in Chesterfield County.  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.  Pleasant View School 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 County Board 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.

 

 

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