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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Central School

Picture of property 215 N 8th St
Atchison (Atchison County)
Listed in National Register May 9, 2022

Architect: Ralph E. Scamell
Category: vacant/not in use
Thematic Nomination: Historic Public Schools of KansasNew Deal-era Resources of Kansas

The 1938 Central School in Atchison is an example of an Educational property defined as the City Graded School In the mid-1930s, the Atchison public school district determined the need for a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding. The opening of Central Grade School, centrally located within Atchison, provided additional classroom space for elementary school children and allowed Roosevelt Grade School to become the first dedicated junior high school. A grant from the Public Works Administration, a New Deal-era administration, provided matching funds to complete the new school building.

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