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Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Community Services Building

Bath District High School

 
 
Community Services Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 12, 2018
1. Community Services Building Marker
Inscription. It could be called "education hill" given the assortment of learning institutions that have been located on the crest of an area bounded by the Dutch Cemetery on the west and WV9 on the south. Part of the Green Addition to town, it was known as Mt. Wesley.

Noted local builder Henry Harrison Hunter constructed Mt. Wesley High School on the highest point of the southernmost segment. Built in 1878, it expanded to six rooms in 1892 serving as both elementary and high school and was finally razed in 1950. A Little League field and skateboard park now occupy the spot.

Bath District High School, designed by local architect William Young, was built on the western slope ballfield of Mt. Wesley and completed in 1921. It served until 1940 when a new Berkeley Springs High School was built south of town where it remains today. Bath District became an elementary school and now serves as a Community Services Building.

Old Dominion Academy was moved to Berkeley Springs in 1914 and located on on Market Street. Just downhill was one of two houses used for out of town students. The military academy lasted about a decade. It later served as a public junior high called The Annex. It burned in 1970.
 
Location. 39° 37.405′ N, 78° 13.672′ W. Marker
Community Services Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 12, 2018
2. Community Services Building Marker
is in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is on South Green Street north of Martinsburg Road (West Virginia Route 9). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dutch Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Town of Bath Lots One and Two (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. John Swann (within shouting distance of this marker); William Weathers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Barns (about 300 feet away); John Smith and John Philpot (about 500 feet away); Edward Lloyd (about 500 feet away); John Ridout (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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