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Baker Ave School

Baker Ave School


Baker Ave School

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1 W Virginia St
Evansville, IN 47710

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1871-2 Baker School is built
<1888 School building added at Baker and Virginia
<1895 School building added on Virginia St
1922 Gym and auditorium addition built on Baker between older buildings
1973 School graduates its last class and closes
1975 Building becomes an athletic club
1976 Building is razed


North side of Virginia St, between Main St and Baker Ave
District: North Main
Latitude: 37.981280580502
Longitude: -87.565594911575
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The Baker Avenue school original building are ne corner baker and michigan buildings are plain and substantial and are located at the corner of Michigan Street and Baker Avenue. The design is very plain. one two-story building in 1880

A new school building was erected at the corner of Baker Ave and Virginia St in >1884 <1888. The building was referred to as Baker Ave School No 2.

A third school building, referred to as Virginia Street School, was erected along Virginia St between Baker and Main in <1895.

Sometime around 1890 "Avenue" was dropped and the name was shortened to Baker School

In 1922, a new addition housed an auditorium and a gymnasium. The building was built on Baker Ave between the two original school buildings.

In June 1973 as part of the school system's desgregation effort, Baker School was closed along with Fulton School and White School.

In 1975, Midtown Athletic Club opened in the old Baker building.

The school was razed in 1976. SWIRCA is now on the site.


See also Schools / Education North Main district

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