Penland School Historic District

Also known as: Penland School of Crafts, Appalachian School, Seven Springs Industrial School
NC 1164 (Conley Ridge Rd.), Penland, North Carolina


Penland School of Crafts Craft house

Photo taken by Michael Miller


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National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 2003
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Rustic Revival
Areas of significance
Other; Architecture; Education
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
School; Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Religious structure; Cemetery; Educational related housing; Secondary structure
Current functions
School; Educational related housing; Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Agricultural outbuildings; Religious structure; Cemetery
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1929; 1938
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 31
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 13
Non-contributing structures: 4

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2013: New photos from Michael Miller