Staten Island Technical High School – Staten Island NY

Description

The Staten Island Technical High School building was originally constructed as New Dorp High School during the 1930s, with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds (PWA Docket No. NY 8882). The large building is Georgian Neoclassical in design, bears a 1935 cornerstone, and houses some 1,500 students.

It is typical of the dozens of schools built in New York with New Deal aid. These schools were all large, modern facilities, equipped with auditoriums, libraries, cafeterias and gymnasiums, and were often done in sober Neoclassical style.

New Dorp was relocated to a new building in 1982 and Staten Island Technical High School was established on the site in 1988. It is a public college preparatory high school with competitive admission, focusing on science and engineering, and is “consistently ranked among New York City’s best high schools.”

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR: Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”; Box 14: New York State; Folder 1: Schools.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island_Technical_High_School

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 29, 2014.

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Location Info


485 Clawson St.
Staten Island, NY 10306

Coordinates: 40.567929, -74.11569

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