Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, March 21, 2016

Eighty Years Ago Today

March 21, 1936, Oshkosh Northwestern
Eighty years ago today, the old Menasha High School was destroyed by fire, and for a time classes met of necessity in various public buildings. Two years later the new, Georgian-Colonial structure on Seventh Street was dedicated. Built during the administration of the late Superintendent of Schools, Frank B. Younger, the new school cost $600,000 and, at the time, housed, in one unit, the Vocational, Junior, and Senior High Schools. In addition to classrooms it provided a completely equipped gymnasium, a theater, a swimming pool, and facilities where students could learn printing and the manual arts.

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