Vestal High and Elementary Schools – Vestal NY

Description

As with most small towns, the Vestal NY area schools were mostly small one or two room schools.

“With centralization came the goal of building a high school…a goal that was realized on January 3, 1939 when the Vestal Central High School opened its doors. This was the fifth school along Main Street. A Public Works Administration (PWA) project, the new high school and new Vestal Center Elementary school designed by architect Truman Lacey of T.I. Lacey and Sons, cost $773,000 of which the state contributed $446,000. Vestal’s first graduating class of 26 students received their diplomas on June 25, 1940. The 64 room high school was used as a Junior High when the current high school was completed in 1960. The original 1939 building is on the State and National Registries of Historical Places.”

Source notes

http://www.vestalny.com/Resources/Historian/file/No%204%20-%203%20R's%20in%20One%20Room(1).pdf

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 14, 2014.

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Location Info


209 Clayton Ave
Vestal, NY 13850

Coordinates: 42.0853531, -76.04859060000001

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