J. Ralph McIlvaine Elementary School – Magnolia DE

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Description

“The new Magnolia School replaces a four-room frame structure which had served the school district for 50 years and which was heated by stoves and lacked proper sanitary accommodations.

The new building is one story in height, with provision in the basement for the heating plant, and provides four classrooms and an auditorium with a stage.

The construction is semifireproof. The exterior walls are red brick backed up with hollow tile and trimmed with wood and limestone. The first floor is a concrete slab and the roof construction is wood covered with slate.

The project was completed in June 1935 at a construction cost of $73,536 and a project cost of $80,445.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
80445

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


Walnut St.
Magnolia, DE 19962

Location notes:
Originally called the Magnolia School.

Coordinates: 39.072191, -75.474761

One comment on “J. Ralph McIlvaine Elementary School – Magnolia DE

  1. Terry Miller

    I started 1st grade in this school. My dad was in the AF and stationed at Dover.
    Must of been about 1963.

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