Building History

The current  building was built on the site of the former Creed Collins Mansion known as Oak Hall. The family of Creed Collins donated the property in 1963 to the school.

Photos of the Collins Mansion can be viewed at:

Creed Collins Mansion


Appalachian History

“One of the most important business enterprises of modern Pennsboro was the founding of the Collins Company, [the holding company for Pennsboro Lumber Company] which was opened as a retail planing-mill in 1905,” declares Minnie Lowther’s 1910 ‘History of Ritchie County (WV).’

More on the life of Creed Collins can be viewed at:

Photos of the Collins Family can be viewed at:

The gravestone of Creed Collins can be viewed at: