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Front View of Marcy Street Grammar School Southbridge Massachusetts

Front View of Marcy Street Grammar School Southbridge Massachusetts

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Title:
Front View of Marcy Street Grammar School Southbridge Massachusetts
Description:
Marcy Street Grammar School, located in the heart of the Centre Village. The front entrance of the Victorian brick facade is shown. The building has a Queen Anne style turret, flanked by symmetrical arched entrances, two chimney stacks, and a conical broach roof. Three eagles are mounted over the arches. Two sets of granite steps lead to the symmetrical entrance ways, on either side of the turret. First occupied at the beginning of the school year in 1898, the building was razed, in 1962, to facilitate a parking lot, for the adjacent Mary E. Wells Middle School. In the 1899 publication Southbridge: A Souvenir the following description was included "The Marcy Street Grammar School is the latest and best public school building in Southbridge. It is a brick house constructed according to the most approved methods of heating, ventilation and sanitation, at a cost of nearly $50,000. Located very centrally and conveniently on high land, it contains eight school rooms, with seats for four hundred pupils, accommodating at present all public school pupils in the village classes above the fourth grade. It was first occupied at the beginning of the school year in September, 1898, but its capacity is already tested, and, with the rapid increase of population, the time is probably not far distant when the town must consider the erection of both a new and commodious High School and another building for the lower grades."
Creator:
Pease, Aaron, H.
Date:
[ca. 1855–1923]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Photographic Collection of the Jacob Edwards Library
Subjects:
Schools--Massachusetts--Southbridge
School buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Southbridge (Mass.)--History
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Historic buildings--New England
Architecture--United States--19th century
Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
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Notes:
Is part of the photographic collection of the Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org
Image from the A.H. Pease album
Identifier:
38136000234920
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