MILLER SCHOOL A Bequest Of Samuel Miller ( 1792 1869 ) Provided Funds To Found T ...
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Description: MILLER SCHOOL A bequest of Samuel Miller ( 1792 1869 ) provided funds to found the Miller School in 1878 . Miller , a Lynchburg businessman born in poverty in Albemarle County , envisioned a regional school for children who could not afford an education . The school was a pioneer in combining the value of hands on labor with a liberal arts education . Coeducational from 1884 until 1928 , then all male , the school became coeducational again in 1992 . Built on property once owned by Miller , the principal building ( " Old Main " ) was designed by Albert Lybrock and D . Wiley Anderson in the High Victorian Gothic style . Miller School was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1973 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 . Department of Historic Resources 2001