Celebrating 100 Years of High School Education in Waterloo
1886 • 1986
This Memorial Arch of native limestone was formed by combining two portals from the 1901 addition to the original high school building upon demolition of the school in 1928. Herman F. Brehm moved them to his property west of the village where they were joined to form an arch. Donated to the Waterloo Central School Centennial Committee in 1986. The arch was dismantled and reconstructed here in Lafayette Park. Dedicated to all those who have made high school education possible in Waterloo for the past one hundred years.
— Dedicated on the 28th day of June 1986 —
1810 • 1928
These portals were re-erected from the Assembly Hall, Annex to Waterloo Academy-High School, 1838-1928, in memory of the host of boys and girls who for 90 years attended there.
First Board of Trustees Waterloo Academy,
John Burton • Joel Wilson
Horace F. Gustin • Daniel S. Kendig, Clerk
Resolution to build, April 7th, 1838. Completed and accepted Aug. 6th, 1838. Cost $851.02. Builder L.R. LaBattelle. Bell bought of Kendig and Taylor at a cost of $43.91 or over 5% of cost of building.
First teacher, Isaac Gorham, 1810, son of first settler who taught in log blacksmith shop at corner of Oak and Main Streets.
Teachers of H.F. Brehm, 1867-1879 were:
J.S. Boughton, Principal. Candace L. Sudler, Preceptress.
John A. Gillett, Sciences. Henry F. Thomsen, Languages.
Mary C. Schott, Electa Wood, Sara Ameigh,
Sarah Bisdee, Julia Olmstead, Elizabeth Hendricks,
Frances E. Towsley.
Stones for Assembly Hall, built 1901,
Quarried by Loren Thomas, Contractor W.B. Lawrence,
Mason Work John Van Riper assisted by
Frank De Yoe and James Murphy.
M.L. Van Kirk Architect.
Stone Cutters, James Clark, Lott Cook,
Thomas Nealon, Patrick Downes, Fred Bachman,
Hugh Logan, John Ivers.
Herman Fred'k Brehm
Census 1860, Township of Waterloo 2160 males
Enlisted 1861-1865, 412.
Location. 42° 54.291′ N, 76° 52.035′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 20) and Memorial Day Place/Locust Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lafayette Park, Waterloo NY 13165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Skoi-Yase (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); General Sullivan’s New York Campaign Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Sampson Naval Training Station Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
Categories. • Education • Man-Made Features •
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