From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/19/1911, p. 10, c. 3

Bellevue Soon to Follow.

Last winter the School Board was authorized to secure plans and bids for two white and one colored school, the cost not to exceed $200,000. No appropriation was made, however, but $41,000 has since been set apart for acquisition of sites.

The School Board is now having plans prepared for a new Bellevue School to stand on the site of the Van Lew home, title to which has recently been acquired by the city.

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