Palmer Community Center Case Study

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Palmer Community Center was once and still is a beacon structure that encompasses the history of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Since opening its door as a school house, to its transformation to a community center, Palmer is a structure that is currently used by its alumni and community members. This iconic building set in the Buffalo Community should be protected for future generations to enjoy. Established in 1902 Palmer served as a school house, referred to as Palmer Academy until 1906, and then evolved into Palmer High School from 1906-1920. From 1920-1956 it had become known as Palmer Graded School, however, in 1956, Palmer School fell vacant and was no longer used for education. The private community subsequently pulled together later that year to save it as a community center. Since 1906, it was used as center for Buffalo community activities, as well as, its use as a school house. It is now known to the surrounding area as Palmer Community Center and is still used by the community frequently for local events and meetings.1…show more content…
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