This page will provide space for those buildings that have since been razed or replaced by school districts which are still in operation. So many of our memories of our school days center around the high school building we attended and its unique character. If you attended high school in a special building that has been replaced by a more modern building write to us and let us know. We, as always, are looking for photos to share of your high school building. Some buildings, like the first one we will list, have great stories regarding their contruction and development. We hope you will share this information with us as well (email@example.com).
Allen Grade School Building, LaMoille, Illinois
The following information on the Allen School building, one of Illinois’ oldest school buildings STILL utilized as a school, is found at the web address of http://www.bureaucounty.us/LaMoille/LaMoille.php
This article states that the Allen School was built in 1887. It is still in use as the LaMoille Junior High School. The building is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The building once served as LaMoille High School as well.
Champaign High School Building
The Champaign school building pictured above served as Champaign High School from approximately 1914 through 1956 when it was converted to Edison Junior High School. This building continues to serve in this capacity today. To see a very nice history of the Champaign school system please check out the following link:
Galesburg High School / Knox College Seymour Library
Galesburg’s 2nd high school buiding is at the top of the photo above.
“Galesburg built a new HS building and closed the old one in 1959. A few years later the old building burned to the ground. The old school had a building called Steel gym with a boy’s basketball gym and swimming pool and identical facility for the girls. There was also a separate building for Home Ec. The new school had a gym and no swimming pool.”
Patty Mosher tells us; “There was a previous high school (prior to the one pictured above) which was built in the 1800’s and burned to the ground in 1904. The second high school opened in 1905 which is the post card you show here.”
The Seymour Library is in the bottom of the photo above. If you read the excerpt from beneath the photos of the aforementioned Payson Seymour High School Building, you know that the Seymour family donated the money to build the library at Knox College.
Granite City McKinley High School
Granite City (population 31,303) is located in the southwestern Illinois in the southwestern portion of Madison County.
The McKinley School, built in 1906, was used as a high school and grade school in Granite City for many decades. It was razed in 2009 or 2010 to make way for a new health care facility.
Hillsboro High School