Norfolk Ocean View School, built to be fireproof, completed in March 1939.
“The original application for a grant from the P.W.A. of $45,900
contemplated an annex to the existing school at an estimated cost of
$102,000. Investigation disclosed that the old building was a fire hazard,
so the city demolished it and without an additional grant constructed a new
building which contains 24 classrooms and an auditorium. The construction
is reinforced concrete throughout, the exterior walls being stuccoed. The
project was completed in March 1939 at a construction cost of $246.754 and a
project cost of $264,059.”
C.W., and R. Stanley Brown, Public Buildings, A Survey of
Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental
Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public
Works Administration, United States Government Printing Office, Washington
(1939), page 161.
- Public Works Administration
Dockets for Virginia 1934-1939, 3 January 1940: Docket Number W1052.
Photos from C.W. Short, U.S. Federal Works Agency Public Buildings (1939).