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Central School
503 N. Walnut
 

 

Central School - 503 N. Walnut
- postmarked 1909
Central School - 503 N. Walnut
Image from 4 School Postcard - postmarked 1912
 
Central School - 503 N. Walnut
- photo - Prosperous Pittsburg, Pictorially Portrayed - 1915
 
Central School was built in 1883 at a cost of $8,000 and contained high school classes. It was used by the city school system until 1903 when a new high school was built on the northwest corner of Eighth and Broadway. The Central School was then turned over to the Normal Training School (PSU) in 1904 to be used by them. When the college moved into its new building in 1912, Central School once again became a city school. It was remodeled in 1925, almost doubling its size and was used until 1953 when Central School and Forest Park School were consolidated into the new Westside School on West Fifth. The building was used by the city in the late 1950's to house its offices while the old City Hall was torn down and a new one was being built. Not long after the city moved out, the building was torn down. Today the site is occupied by the Bottenfield Building
 
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