Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Main Street Primary School
The building became inadequate almost immediately despite $18,000 being spent on major alterations, and another school was built in 1920 in Deception Gulch.
Following the decline in copper prices in 1932, the school board voted to close the school. In 1944 the building was sold to J.N. Stuart and D.K. Murphy for $606.00 and was demolished in 1945.
The retaining walls for the first floor, and the steps to the playground were left intact. The steps to the third floor still lie across the middle retaining wall. This property was leased in 1964 and later sold to Joan Evans, a former teacher at Mingus Union High School.
Erected by The Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1917.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gibson Market (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sullivan Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laura Williams Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Svob Family (approx. ¼ mile away); Jerome Town Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Jerome Blast Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); Bartlett Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
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