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Old Cedar Hall School

Old Cedar Hall School


Old Cedar Hall School

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a.k.a. Pigeon Township School No. 3

a.k.a. Blankenburg School

a.k.a. Emma Roach School

1067 Keller/Kelly St / 2100 N. Fulton Ave
Evansville, IN 47710

Quick Timeline

1892 School opens as Blankenburg School
1917 Addition paralleling Fulton Ave and
1918 School renamed to Emma Roach School
1927 Two wings flanked Fulton Ave addition
1953 School renamed Cedar Hall and additions built
2010 New school built and old buildings razed


West side of Fulton Ave, opposite Cedar St
District: Blankenburg
Latitude: 37.9975239
Longitude: -87.58126974
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It has a large archway but the tower is set back. over the main part of the roof, one part of which is massive and the other is plain. It is substantial and has sufficient ground around it to make it attractive.



Blankenburg School opens in 1892 blankenburg School No 3 1895 cd

In 1918, school is renamed Emma Roach School in honor of the school's first principal

Four additions, School moves (new address)? in 1924 auditorium and gymnasium additions

Nicknamed the "roachies", the school was in need of another name change. In 1953, the school changes names to Cedar Hall emma roach remodeled and changed to cedar hall 50s expansion closes Cedar St 1980 became k-6 1917 addition 1954 sanborn 25th between (keller and gavitt) 26th (between gavitt and allen (cedar)) where gym now is 1917 addition built parellelling fulton and auditorium in rear of old school neoclassical shopbell & co 1927 two wings flanked fulton addition 1953 wings added north and northwest 1954 gym newest entrance added >1962

New school built spring summer 2010. old school razed mid july through august and students in new building for school year Interestingly the contractors demolishing the building commented how it would take several weeks since it was so well built.

See also

Cedar Hall website Schools / Education Blankenburg district

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