Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nearing Completion

July 23, 1958, Appleton Post-Crescent
When the Menasha school board named this school, it paid tribute to two long-standing Menasha citizens, Mrs. John Clovis and her grandson, Al Grove.  Mrs. Clovis owned a dry goods store on Main Street (remember Grove's Clothing Store?) as well as the farm the school now resides on.  Mr. Grove donated the land in 1948 to the city in memory of his grandmother and his mother, Ida Grove.  As we all know, the remaining land not utilized for the school became Clovis Park.


  1. I had no idea that Clovis-Grove was built in a semi-circular shape. Over the years it has mysteriously morphed into a rectilinear building according to aerial photo on Google Earth! Or was part of the school razed and rebuilt at a later date?

  2. The school was completely revamped in 2002-2003 to resemble what you saw in the Google Earth images.

    1. Thanks, David! I must have forgotten about the remodel. After closer scrutiny of the photos, I saw that the streets and houses on Ninth Street were correct, then that part of the original school building was incorporated in the current configuration.