Watkins Glen High School

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Watkins Glen High School
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Location900 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, New York
Coordinates 42°22′39″N76°52′08″W / 42.377528°N 76.868981°W / 42.377528; -76.868981 Coordinates: 42°22′39″N76°52′08″W / 42.377528°N 76.868981°W / 42.377528; -76.868981
Area2.77 acres (1.12 ha)
Built1929 (1929), 1958
Built byRankin Construction Company
ArchitectAde, Carl
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference # 15000008 [1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 12, 2015

Watkins Glen High School, also known as Watkins Glen Middle School, is a historic high school building located at Watkins Glen in Schuyler County, New York. It was built in 1929, and is a three-story, Classical Revival style brick school. It has an "H"-plan and features a broad pedimented portico with full height Doric order columns. A two-story addition was built in 1958. It was used as a high school until 1969, after which it housed a middle school. The school was closed in 2013, and is to be developed into senior housing, using the gymnasium and auditorium as community space. [2] :3, 16 [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register of Historic Places". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 2/09/15 through 2/13/15. National Park Service. 2015-02-20.
  2. "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation . Retrieved 2015-11-01.Note: This includes Derek King II and Virginia L. Bartos (December 2014). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Watkins Glen High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01. and Accompanying photographs
  3. Watkins Glen High School Preservation