You would have to be very old to remember the Union School.  It was the first school building erected in Kanawha County in 1870 and also housed the first high school in 1876. It was later demolished in 1932.  Fruth School was then erected in it's place.  Fruth was then demolished,  and now you have just another parking lot. 

Union School Charleston WV

This wonderful rare photograph of children at Union School came out of hiding in 2016. 

Courtesy of  Jerry Cottle

Union School

Unions school

Union School

Union School kids in the 1890s.


Many Charleston kids went to Fruth School  



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