Wilson in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845
Wilson Union Free School 1869
Erected 1976 by Wilson Historical Society.
Location. 43° 18.436′ N, 78° 49.595′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street (New York State Route 425) and Seminary Street, on the left when traveling north on Lake Street. Click for map. The marker is alongside the walkway to the front center entrance of Wilson Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 Lake Street, Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tabor Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Street and Young Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pettit Street and Chestnut Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Log House Built in 1818 by Reuben Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corner of Pettit and Bay Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park and Harbor Streets (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilson.
Regarding Wilson Collegiate Institute 1845. The Wilson Collegiate Institute
As the student body grew after the compulsory education law of 1895, a brick addition for primary grades was attached to the cobblestone building. The next year, 1900, a 60' brick building was added to replace the cobblestone building. In 1935 the current Wilson High School was built on the opposite side of the street. As the current building expanded, the old building was still used for industrial arts and some academic classes. On 2 August 1957 the old school burned
References: Croop, Donald J. Wilson Sketchbook, Wilson Historical Society, 1994. Townsend, Avis A. Images of America: Wilson, Arcadia Publishing, 2005.
Also see . . .
1. Town of Wilson - Government and Historical Society. (Submitted on November 20, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Cobblestone Museum - Has information about cobblestone masonry. (Submitted on November 20, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Wilson Central Schools. (Submitted on November 20, 2013, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Additional keywords. Cobblestone
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