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Wilmington in Clinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Smith Place School

1893 - 1984

 
 
Smith Place School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
1. Smith Place School Marker
Inscription. Smith Place School was built on this site in 1893 as a high school. It was an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture and the arched stone entrances were quarried locally from Todd's Fork. Many generations attended classes here and it became an elementary school in 1911 until its last year in 1979. The building was demolished in 1984. Memories remain, as does the wonderful Smith Place hill.
 
Location. 39° 26.979′ N, 83° 49.643′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Ohio, in Clinton County. Marker is on Birdsall Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is near the center of Smith Place Park, which is bounded to the west by South Street (US Route 68). Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington OH 45177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Post No. 49 Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Clinton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilmington College (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Who Sends Thee?" (approx. 0.6 miles away); J. W. Denver Williams, Jr. (approx. one mile away); Wilmington War Memorial (approx.
Smith Place School image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
2. Smith Place School
one mile away); 302nd TCW Aircraft Accident Memorial (approx. one mile away); 907 TAG C-119G Accident Memorial (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Smith Place School Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
3. Smith Place School Marker
Stones to left of marker were the school's entry arch.
Smith Place School Stone Entry Arch image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
4. Smith Place School Stone Entry Arch
Now a flower bed. Looking northwest.
Smith Place School Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
5. Smith Place School Bell
Smith Place Park Playground Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
6. Smith Place Park Playground Marker
One of several dedication markers in the park.
Smith Place Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
7. Smith Place Park Marker
In honor of Jim and Carmen Swisshelm, 73 years of marriage and 65 year residents of 371 N. Walnut St. One of several dedication markers throughout the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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