Matthew Whaley School

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Matthew Whaley School

Constructed: 1870

Named for: Matthew Whaley

Property sold to W.A.R. Goodwin: 1928

Other names: Matty Whaley School

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Note: Location on map is approximate.

Matthew Whaley School or Matty Whaley School

Location: On site of the Old Governor's Palace.

1868--two lots constituting the Palace lots containing some six acres purchased (BofV, 1868, p. 76, 79, 80, 81; Wm. S. Peachy to Tazewell Taylor, Sept. 22, 1868 in College Papers, folder 19)

1870--built

1871--Report of the Faculty to the Board of Visitors and Governors, July 3, 1871— "Since your last meeting, July 1870, a commodious brick building, 62' x 43' for the Grammar and Matty School has been erected on the foundation of the Colonial Palace,...(BofV, 1871, p. 102)

1892--suit instituted" by School Board of City of Williamsburg against W&M for possession of the Matty fund, invested in school and Sanders house and lot of 10 acres (BofV, 1892, p. 323, 350, 358-359, 365, 370, 372-373- 378-379, 385, 390-392, 403, 405, 415, 462-463; lots to be sold, 470-471)

1895--Lyon G.Tyler-History of Matthew Whaley Model & Practice School (BofV, c.1895, p. 385)

1919--property and building turned over to School Board of Williamsburg (BofV, 1919, p. 408)

1928--Matthew Whaley School Property conveyed to W.A.R. Goodwin for $50,000 (BofV, Nov. 1928, p. 196) ..constructed by Colonel Ewell out of bricks from the old Palace, four class rooms (JAC Chandler to WAR Goodwin, Aug. 8, 1928, 1982.45)

Photographs

1895-Catalog, p. 61 1899-Colonial Echo, p. 15

1901-Colonial Echo, p. 68

1906-Colonial Echo, p. 95

1906-Catalog, p. 63

1909-Colonial Echo, p. 70 (interior)

1912—Colonial Echo, p. 97 (location on Palace Green)

References

  • University Archives Buildings File (2007), Matthew Whaley School, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.