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Marcy Street School
(built around 1898, demolished July 1962)

"Marcy Street Grammar School, located in the heart of the Centre Village. The front entrance of the Victorian brick facade is shown. The building has a Queen Anne style turret, flanked by symmetrical arched entrances, two chimney stacks, and a conical broach roof. Three eagles are mounted over the arches. Two sets of granite steps lead to the symmetrical entrance ways, on either side of the turret. First occupied at the beginning of the school year in 1898, the building was razed, in 1962, to facilitate a parking lot, for the adjacent Mary E. Wells Middle School. In the 1899 publication Southbridge: A Souvenir the following description was included 'The Marcy Street Grammar School is the latest and best public school building in Southbridge. It is a brick house constructed according to the most approved methods of heating, ventilation and sanitation, at a cost of nearly $50,000. Located very centrally and conveniently on high land, it contains eight school rooms, with seats for four hundred pupils, accommodating at present all public school pupils in the village classes above the fourth grade. It was first occupied at the beginning of the school year in September, 1898, but its capacity is already tested, and, with the rapid increase of population, the time is probably not far distant when the town must consider the erection of both a new and commodious High School and another building for the lower grades.'"
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