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Dennison in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dennison High School

 
 
Dennison High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
1. Dennison High School Marker
Side A
Inscription. Side A
On October 23, 1927, ceremony was held for the laying of the cornerstone for the Dennison High School Building. It opened in the fall of 1928 and was called "Angel's Castle" in honor of school superintendent William Hiram Angel. The building was designed by J.K. Griffin, an architect from Canton, Ohio, in a style that has the elements of Collegiate Gothic that was popular for school and college buildings during the early twentieth century. The distinguishing architectural features of the entrance towers enhance the school's prominent location above the street level. Dennison High School is an important visual landmark in the community, as its towers are visible from the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. It has retained its integrity of location, materials, design, and association and conveys the early twentieth century ideals of education that the original design of the building was intended to inspire. (Continued on other side)

Side B
(Continued from other side)
The interior of Dennison High School contained spaces devoted to manual training and "household" arts to supplement traditional classrooms. Dennison High School also participated in an innovative educational experiment in the 1930s. Known as the Primrose School, it was a special "school within a school" for special needs
Dennison High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
2. Dennison High School Marker
Side B
students. The program lasted until 1954. The most architecturally significant interior space was the original auditorium. It featured first floor and balcony seating which faced the stage and beyond that the gymnasium floor and bleachers. This arrangement allowed for concerts, plays, basketball tournaments, and Miss Clayland pageants to be held there. With the consolidation of schools in 1965 the building became a junior high and then an intermediate school. On February 1, 2006, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected 2006 by Dennison High School Alumni Association, Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-79.)
 
Location. 40° 23.67′ N, 81° 20.026′ W. Marker is in Dennison, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 3rd Street and Sherman Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dennison OH 44621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dennison Railway Chapel / The Manse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dennison Yard and Shops / Dennison Depot (approx.
Dennison High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
3. Dennison High School Marker
0.2 miles away); Uhrich's Mill 1806 / Clay Capital 1833-1980s (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Ohio & Erie Canal in Warwick Township (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gnadenhutten / The Gnadenhutten Massacre, "A Day of Shame" (approx. 6 miles away); Schoenbrunn Schoolhouse 1772 / Schoenbrunn Church 1772 (approx. 6 miles away); The Seven Ranges (approx. 6.7 miles away); Tappan (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dennison.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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