Monday, September 5, 2016

Then and Now: The Corner of Second Avenue and Market Street in Warren PA

1891-1960  ("High in air thy spires are tow'ring, gleaming in the light.")
From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

The former Market Street Elementary School (1961-2005)
Cor. Second Ave & Market St.
2012 photo by Retiring Guy

The building is now home to the Pennsylvania General Electric Company, LLC.

Related reading:
WAEC:  Ten years on.  (Warren Times Observer, 9/19/2014)
The opening of the school brought about significant changes for the Warren County School District's central attendance area. When it opened, five other district elementary buildings - Home Street, Jefferson Street, Market Street, North Warren, and Pleasant - closed and one, South Street, was changed from a K-5 facility to a K-1 center. More than 700 students filled the new building's halls and classrooms that first year.

1 comment:

LynnieB said...

Thanks very much for the photos of the schools...especially Beaty. I'm from Warren, but now live in the UK, and I enjoy all your photos and comments.