Springfield High School, Springfield, Mass

Springfield’s old high school, located on State Street, sometime in the 1870s or 1880s. Photo courtesy of New York Public Library.


The scene in 2019:

Built in 1874, the building in the top photo was once Springfield’s high school building. It was used as the high school until 1898, when the older part (left-hand side) of Classical High School was completed.  After that, the building was used as a grammar school until 1922, when it was demolished to allow for the expansion of Classical High School.  It was used as a high school until 1986, and has since been converted into condominiums.

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  1. Springfield’s Central High School as it appeared following completion of the Junior High addition for which the cornerstone was laid in 1922. Name changed to Classical High School in 1934. The last classes to attend the Junior High School was in 1973. The school was occupied in its entirety became all Classical High school, in the fall of 1974.


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