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Central Grade School: 1940

Central Grade School: 1940

February 1940. The snowballs fly at Central Grade School in Chillicothe, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 

Oops

...Guess I'm too young to remember! According to my parents, when we moved to Chillicothe (1974) the building was still there, but was then torn down and a new school building constructed on the same site (West Fifth near Paint Street). Worthington is another school entirely.

No longer "Central"

Is this "Central Grade School" now known as Worthington Elementary? I think so, but the photograph doesn't show enough of the building for me to say for sure.

[You can see more of the school here. - Dave]

 
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