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Manual Training School

Manual Training School


Manual Training School

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215 NW 6th St, formerly 2-6 Upper 6th St
Evansville, IN

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1903 Built
Incorporated into Old Central school
1973 Razed with rest of school


East corner of 6th St and Division (Court) St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.975065
Longitude: -87.570654
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On previous site of B'Nai Israel who vacated the old synagogue when the moved out to Washington Ave There is a Manual training school at the corner of Division and Sixth streets, which is a splendid institution. In it the scholars are not taught literature, but the various trades and a scholar has only to indicate his de- sire to take up a certain kind of work and he will be put at his favorite occu- pation with competent teachers to instruct him. The building is very mod- ern, is heated by steam and cost some $sj,ooo. Just in the rear of the high school on Sixth street it stands. The idea of this Manual training school originated with Maj. A. C~ Rosencranz of this city and it is understood that he and his wife gave quite a large sum towards the founding of the insti- tution and the building of the school. eventually merged into main part of Old Central school building

Mechanic arts school expands out to new location out on Stringtown

See also Schools / Education Downtown district

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