Lakeview Elementary School – Mahopac NY


Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac, New York was originally constructed as Mahopac High School during the 1930s with the assistance of the federal Public Works Administration (PWA Docket No. NY 6223).

The PWA provided a $180,000 loan and a $136,448 grant ($316,448 in total) toward the school’s construction. Construction on the building began September 1935.

Short and Stanley-Brown write: “This new school building accommodates 800 pupils from the vicinity. Besides the classrooms, it has a bus garage, bowling alleys, and a combination gymnasium-auditorium. It replaced old frame building which has been abandoned.

The construction is fire resistant. It is built with structural steel frame and concrete subfloors. The ceilings are covered with acoustical plaster and the floors in the corridors are finished in terrazzo. The interior floors are oak. The exterior wall are pink and gray granite ashlar, with limestone copings. The sloping roofs are covered with slate. It is located on a 10-acre lot and faces west. There are 33,000 square feet on the ground floor and the volume of the building is 1,300,000 cubic feet.

It was completed in October 1937 at a construction cost of $459,320 and a project cost of $538,643.”

Project Details

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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).

Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 22.

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Location Info

112 Lakeview Dr.
Mahopac, NY 10541

Location notes:

Coordinates: 41.371508, -73.723764

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