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St. Johnsbury in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

St. Johnsbury Trade School

 
 
St. Johnsbury Trade School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
1. St. Johnsbury Trade School Marker
Inscription.  
Vermont's first and for many years only four year vocational school opened on Western Avenue on September 3, 1918. Needing skilled workers during World War I, Fairbanks, Morse & Co. started an all-day co-operative school where young men could learn a skilled trade, earn money and obtain a high-school education. The original building, known as the Casino, was partially remodeled in 1919 and completely remodeled in 1927. The first out-of-town students arrived for vocational training in 1927. The "new" Trade School Building, built in 1942 on the site of Sir Thaddeus Fairbanks' estate, is currently the St. Johnsbury Middle School.


Principals of the Vocational/Trade School:
Stanley J. Steward 1918-1923 G. Maynard Trafton 1923-1941
Everett Winslow 1941-1942 G. Maynard Trafton 1942-1946
Lewis J. Streeter 1946-1970

 
Erected 1996 by St. Johnsbury Trade School Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, World I.
 
Location. 44° 25.015′ N, 72° 
Wideview of St. Johnsbury Trade School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
2. Wideview of St. Johnsbury Trade School Marker
1.505′ W. Marker is in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is on Western Avenue (U.S. 2) 0.3 miles west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 257 Western Avenue, Saint Johnsbury VT 05819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First American Platform Scale (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Court House Grounds & Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Camp Baxter (approx. 0.9 miles away); Passumpsic Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Northeastern Speedway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Moore Round Barn (approx. 5.2 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Johnsbury.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in front of St. Johnsbury School
 
Former St. Johnsbury Trade School building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
3. Former St. Johnsbury Trade School building
(now part of the St. Johnsbury School)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   2. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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