The old Springfield High School, on Court Street in Springfield, probably in the 1880s or early 1890s. Photo from Picturesque Hampden (1892).
The scene in 2015:
Springfield’s first public high school was established in 1828, and it was in several different location before this building on Court Street opened in 1848. It served as the high school until 1874, when a new high school opened on the current location of Classical High School. The old building was used as a primary school until at least the 1880s. However, before the end of the century it was demolished and replaced by the Springfield Police Department headquarters, which can be seen in the first photo of this post. However, the police station wasn’t there for too long, because the site is now occupied by the 1913 campanile tower between Symphony Hall and City Hall.