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First Ward School
- newspaper photo 1897
Washington School
- photo 1912
Washington School
- photo 1915
Washington School
- photo 1915
       
   
       
Washington School
- Google Earth Image 2014
Washington School
- Google Earth Image 2014
South School
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1892
Washington School
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1913
       
       
   
       
     
Washington School
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1944
     
       

Washington School, also known as the South School, was built in 1887 at a cost of $15,000. It was a two-story brick structure with four classrooms. The second picture is of the same building after the third story was removed. This building was torn down in 1937 and replaced by the one-story brick building on the site today. The school was closed in 1956 and the students moved to the new George E. Nettles School at 1912 S. Homer. The 1937 building is still standing, but no longer used as a school.


"School Report," Pittsburg Daily Headlight [Pittsburg Kansas] 28 April 1906: 2. Newspapers.com. Web
"Prosperous Pittsburg, Pictorially Portrayed." 1915: Print

"Extend the Parent-Teacher Societies," Pittsburg Daily Headlight [Pittsburg Kansas] 29 April 1915: 2. Newspapers.com. Web
"Pittsburg School System Started in 2-Room Building." Pittsburg Daily Headlight [Pittsburg Kansas] May 1926: H1.Print
McNally, Edward T. "Two-Room School Evolved into Complex System." Pittsburg Almanac, 1876-1976. 1976: 43-44. Print
 
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