Kennebunk in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Park Street School / L'École Secondaire de Park Street
— The Museum in the Streets® —
The first school to be built on this site was called Union Academy. Built by subscription in 1833 it functioned as a school for those students near the center of town until it was consumed by fire in 1870. The next structure was built of brick in 1871 and was called the Kennebunk High and Grammar School. That building was enlarged in 1899 to nearly double its size. In 1920 the Kennebunk High School and Grammar School was deemed inadequate and torn down. This brick building in front of you was constructed in 1921. As the population of the town grew, this school was also outgrown. A new high school was built on Fletcher Street in 1939. This school was then a grammar school until it closed in 2004. It is now a housing community.
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Kennebunk, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 43° 23.13′ N, 70° 32.113′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and Dane Street, on the right when traveling north on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2a Park St, Kennebunk ME 04043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée) (about 500 feet away); Kennebunk, Maine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Store Museum Block / Les Bâtiments du Brick Store Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Sgt. Christopher CoffinA Memorial Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church / Première église paroissiale Unitarienne Universaliste (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunk.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.