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Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Central Elementary

Rolla

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
1. Central Elementary Marker
Inscription.  "After losing the Rolla Building, the public school occupied a former army commissary office at Ninth and Elm streets until it was destroyed in the Great Fire. Central School, shown here until construction and with a basketball game in progress, opened on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in 1882."

John F. Bradbury, Jr., Rolla The Old Town (St. Louis: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 2002), p. 24.

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(right) Central Elementary, later renamed Pershing Elementary, became home to the Rolla Public School Administration in April of 1979 and and remained such until being destroyed by fire in early 2002.
 
Location. 37° 56.899′ N, 91° 46.412′ W. Marker is in Rolla, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is at the intersection of West 6th Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 West 6th Street, Rolla MO 65401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgar D. Lanning (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Wooden (Main Street) Bridge
Central Elementary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
2. Central Elementary Marker
(about 600 feet away); Campbell Building (about 600 feet away); Hotel Edwin Long (about 800 feet away); Phelps County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Circle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rollamo Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Whiskey Row" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolla.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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