Port Royal School

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Port Royal School
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Exterior, Port Royal School
Port Royal School is located in South Carolina
Port Royal School
Port Royal School is located in the United States
Port Royal School
Location1214 Paris Ave., Port Royal, South Carolina
Coordinates32°22′40″N 80°41′30″W / 32.37778°N 80.69167°W / 32.37778; -80.69167Coordinates: 32°22′40″N 80°41′30″W / 32.37778°N 80.69167°W / 32.37778; -80.69167
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1911 (1911)
Architectural styleColonial Revival; Modern
NRHP reference #14000163[1]
Added to NRHPApril 21, 2014

The Port Royal School is a historic South Carolina school building. It is located at 1214 Paris Avenue in the town of Port Royal. Its original main block is a two-story Colonial Revival structure designed by Wilson and Sompayrac and built in 1911. In 1954 a single-story brick Modern addition was added to the north of this building; it was designed by William Harleston of Halsey & Cummings. A second addition was made in 2002, further extending the 1954 building to the north. The building is believed to be the second-oldest active elementary school building in the state. It also contributed to the area's checkered history of the provision of so-called "separate but equal" educational facilities for whites and African Americans: the 1954 addition occurred at a time when the last elementary school for African Americans in Port Royal was closed, requiring the transportation of those students to Beaufort. The Port Royal School remained whites-only until 1964.[2]

The school was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/21/14 through 4/25/14. National Park Service. 2014-05-02.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Port Royal School" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-08-15.