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Urbana High School, Railroad and North Sts., Urbana, Illinois
Urbana High School, Railroad and North Sts., Urbana, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleUrbana High School, Railroad and North Sts., Urbana, Illinois
Coverage / Year1896
DescriptionRailroad and North Sts. [with Springfield Ave. and McCullough], Urbana.
InterpretationLocal architect Rudolph Zerse Gill designed the 1896 high school on lots donated by John and Hannah Thornburn. When the present high school opened in 1914, the Thornburn school became quarters for 320 seventh and eighth graders. There was an addition in 1927. Over time the building housed Urbana primary grades, and later, school district administrative offices. The original building was demolished in 1972 and the addition determined unsafe for occupancy in 1993.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt; School Museum
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorMiller, Patricia L.; Illinois Heritage Association
SourceHistory in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, and the University of Illinois. Willis C. Baker, Patricia L. Miller. Illinois Heritage Association, 1993.
Subject / KeywordsUrbana, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Students
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource Identifieriha00199
CONTENTdm file name76532223082002_Image30.jpg
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