Grammar School

Barrows School

Barrows School

Barrows school was originally known as Oak Street School when it was built in 1868. This photo is from Picturesque Hampden, the school is described as Oak Street but based on a latter photo, it is the Barrows school.

Here is a postcard from around 1907-1910.

Central Street Grammar School

Central Street Grammar School

Central Street School was built in 1871, and was demolished sometime before 1964.

Here is a later photo showing an annex in the rear.



Elm Street Grammar School

Elm Street Grammar School

Elm Street School was built in 1866 and it was demolished between 1900 and 1910, replaced with a building noted in the 1910 atlas as the Springfield Institution for Savings building.

Worthington Street School

Worthington Street School

The Worthington Street School stood on what is now the parking lot for the Springfield Police Station. It was built in 1869, I'm not sure when it was demolished.

Buckingham School

Buckingham School

The Buckingham school was built in 1891 and was demolished in 1976.

Additional photos

Tapley School

Tapley School

The Tapley school opened up in the burgeoning McKnight neighborhood in 1888. It was mostly closed as a school in 1975, finally vacated in 1981, and was converted to apartments in 1994.

This picture is from the book Picturesque Hampden, published in 1891. It was referred to as Bay Street School, but I don't think it was ever officially called that.

Forest Park School

Forest Park School

Forest Park School was built in 1899, at the corner of Garfield & Oakland Streets. When it was built, Oakland Street did not extend to Sumner Avenue. The school was expanded in 19XX, and in 19XX the third floor was removed. It now houses a middle-school population.

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