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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Main Street Primary School

 
 
Main Street Primary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Main Street Primary School Marker
Inscription. You are standing at the second story entrance to what once was a three story primary school. The land was purchased, a bond was passed and construction began in 1913. It opened May 29, 1914 to graduate 3 seniors: Francis Lyons, Gertrude Rothermel and T. Edward Peacock.

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.
 
Location. 34° 44.937′ N, 112° 6.757′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Arizona Route 89A) and Verde Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Main Street Primary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. Main Street Primary School Marker
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); Jerome Town Hall (approx. mile away); Jerome Blast Furnace (approx. mile away); Bartlett Hotel (approx. mile away); Jerome, Arizona (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Main Street Primary School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Main Street Primary School
The steps to the third floor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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