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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Parkersburg High School

 
 
Parkersburg High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Parkersburg High School Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1867, Parkersburg High’s current Tudor structure is a Frank Packard design built in 1917. PHS was the state’s largest high school until 1940 and served all of the city until 1967, when a second high school opened on the South Side to handle growing enrollment. Born of the region’s oil and gas boom, PHS and the nearby area were listed on the National Register in 1992.
 
Erected 2017 by PHS Centennial Marker Project and West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 16.685′ N, 81° 32.549′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Dudley Avenue south of 23rd Street. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to the driveway. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ohio / West Virginia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Julia-Ann Square Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Sumner School / Robert W. Simmons (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peter G. Van Winkle (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Toll House (approx. one mile away); Old Tollgate House
Parkersburg High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Parkersburg High School Marker
(approx. one mile away); Old Turnpikes (approx. one mile away); Parkersburg (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. “Parkersburg High School was one of the very first high schools in West Virginia. The school was founded in 1867, and the original location of Parkersburg High School was in downtown Parkersburg. The current building housing PHS has a Tudor Style architecture with three stories. It was designed by noted Ohio architect Frank Packard (1866–1923), and built in 1917, making it one of the oldest school buildings in West Virginia and it remains the largest high school campus in the state. Later additions included Stadium Field and a multi-story gymnasium.” (Submitted on October 3, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Parkersburg High School image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
3. Parkersburg High School
View from Dudley Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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