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 Jefferson County Illinois
City Schools 

Circa 1925
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Benjamin Franklin School
Built in 1889, replaced the East Side School 
which was destroyed in the cyclone of 1888 


West Side School
Built in 1886 name later changed to Eugene Field School 
This school was razed in 1949 and the present school  was renamed Dr. Andy Hall School 


Thomas A. Edison School
Built 1899 to replace the South Side School that was built in 1894 fire destroyed that building, fire also destroyed Edison in 1976. 


Abraham Lincoln School
Built in 1914 


Booker T. Washington School
Built in 1898 to replace a school that was established for Black children in 1894. This school was closed in 1962 when all children were intregated into the system 
Newspaper article about the sale of the school


Zadok Casey Junior High School
Built on the Casey home site opened in 1937 


Mt. Vernon Township High School Building B
Built in 1904 


Horace Mann School
Built 1914





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