Rock Building Information
The V.C. Pickering Administrative Center, or "Old Rock Building," as it is more affectionately called, serves as the central offices for Murray County Schools. The building is located on Green Road in Chatsworth, Georgia, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1934 and was in continuous use until the 1980s by Murray County High and later, Bagley Middle School. The building was devastated by fire in 2009, after a direct hit by lightning, and was renovated in 2010.
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Related Articles: "Fundraisers to start to save rock building" Daily Citizen, Dalton, Georgia: Wednesday, October 12, 2005, page A1, article by Misty Watson. The old rock building is mentioned under North Georgia, Murray County History, at Georgia Magazine (accessed 17 October 2005). The Works Progress Administration connection to the stone building is mentioned in an article on Murray County on-line at New Georgia Encyclopedia. The National Register of Historic Places (Murray Co., GA) shows this property as: Murray County High School Historic District (added 2004 - District - #04000628).
This article was written in 2006 and last updated in 2012.
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