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Near Midway in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miller School

 
 
Miller School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
1. Miller School Marker
Inscription. W 225 A bequest of Samuel Miller (1792–1869) provided funds to found the Miller School in 1878. Miller, a Lynchburg businessman born in poverty in Albemarle County, envisioned a regional school for children who could not afford an education. The school was a pioneer in combining the value of hands on labor with a liberal arts education. Coeducational from 1884 until 1928, then all male, the school became coeducational again in 1992. Built on property once owned by Miller, the principal building (“Old Main”) was designed by Albert Lybrock and D. Wiley Anderson in the High Victorian Gothic style. Miller School was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1973 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-225.)
 
Location. 38° 0.672′ N, 78° 42.105′ W. Marker is near Midway, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Miller School Road (County Route 635) just from Dick Woods Road (County Route 637), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Miller School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
2. Miller School Marker
Marker is at the main entrance to the school property on Miller School Road.
8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mirador (approx. 4 miles away); Crozet (approx. 4 miles away); Jackson’s Valley Campaign (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mirador (approx. 4.9 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The History of Miller School. “The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Miller provided for the majority of his estate to be used for the establishment of a boarding school for orphaned children, a school to be located very near his birthplace in Albemarle County. By 1874, following Mr. Miller’s 1869 death and the resolution of several legal disputes that arose as children of Mr. Miller’s sought to challenge his bequest, architects and builders were ready to begin work in designing and constructing The Miller Manual Labor School, as it was then known. This work culminated in August, 1878, with a grand opening and dedication of the central portion of ‘Old Main,’ an august and impressive structure around which much of Miller School life still revolves.”
Old Main (1878) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 19, 2009
3. Old Main (1878)
(Submitted on August 16, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Miller School Science Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 19, 2009
4. Miller School Science Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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