Gilbert in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Gilbert Elementary School
In 1916 a north wing was constructed. This wing consisted of two basement rooms and two classrooms just above ground level. A water fountain was installed for the teachers and students. In 1925 the south wing was built adding two additional classrooms. By 1931 the population of students had risen to 281.
This school closed in 1977. In 1982 the Gilbert Historical Society began leasing the building and opened it as a museum in May of that year. In 1985 the society purchased the building from the school district for $255,000 thanks to a donation by Otto and Edna Neely. It is the only building in Gilbert on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location. 33° 20.963′ N, 111° 47.399′ W. Marker is in Gilbert, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from South Gilbert Road south of West Elliott Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The building is located at the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 South Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ 85296, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilbert Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clement's Garage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Creed Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dance Pavilion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pump House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bank of Gilbert (approx. 0.4 miles away); Liberty Market (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tone Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilbert.
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