Warren School, circa 1930's

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  • Warren School, circa 1930's
Description:
  • "The Warren School was built in 1895, one of six schools built in Wakefield between 1883 and 1902 to accommodate the increasing number of new residents and their children. Previously, the school children attended one of four district schools which were approved by the school committee in 1844: the West Ward School (on Prospect Street), the North Ward School (on Cordis Street), the East Ward School (on Salem Street near Lowell Street) and the South Ward School (in Greenwood, south of the Meriam Street bridge). The Hamilton School (now the site of a parking lot on Albion Street at Lake Street) was built in 1883, followed soon after by the Lincoln School (1892), Warren (1895), Greenwood (1896), Hurd (1899), and Franklin (1902). Three other schools were built within the next two decades: Montrose (1918), Woodville (1920) and St. Joseph's (1924). The Warren School was named in honor of Horace M. Warren, a resident who served with the Richardson Light Guard (and later with the 20th Regiment) in the Civil War. He was wounded in the Battle of Ball's Bluff and went on to serve in the siege of Port Hudson, later succumbing to injuries sustained in a battle outside Pittsburgh. On the day of his funeral, local stores were closed, school was suspended and flags were flown at half-staff. In 1867, the GAR post was named in his honor. His dedication to his country was remembered nearly 30 years later when Town Meeting members rejected the School Committee's recommended name for the school (Highland) and voted instead to name the new school as the H.M. Warren School." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1996
  • Photo courtesy of Edith Coflan.
Date:
  • ca. 1930 - 1939
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  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department

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“Warren School, circa 1930's,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed July 19, 2018, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/noble/items/show/7176.

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