Huguenot High School

Huguenot High School

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Huguenot High School, part of the Richmond Public Schools system, is a high school located in Richmond, Virginia, with grades 9-12. Huguenot High School was named in honor of the Huguenots, French Protestants who emigrated to the English Virginia Colony beginning in the early 18th century. Huguenot High School and nearby Fred D. Thompson Middle School were built on land which was earlier known as "The Old Burton Place," a 165-acre tract with an antebellum farmhouse. The land, described by a historian as poor for farming due to the many rocks on the site, was purchased by J.R.F. and Lucy Burroughs, a childless couple. In 1889, they opened an orphanage originally called "The Home for Friendless Children." The devout couple never solicited for funds, but there are tales of the support they received anyway. When Mr. Burroughs died in 1915, he was buried at a site now surrounded by neighboring apartmentsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134963313
  • 9786134963312