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The 11th Street School or Union School, opened in 1873, was the first large consolidated school building erected in Beaver Falls. It handled all grades and the top floor was the home of the high school. It was quickly overcrowded and in the 1880’s several other large schools to built as a result. It later served as an elementary level school. It was severely damaged by a fire in March 1919 and three local churches were rented out to help students finish the school year. The top floor was removed and the school was greatly renovated – and reopened that same fall. (c1900) Full Size
The 11th Street School remained in use as a school for many years and was shut down in about 1960. It was demolished soon after. The site is now home to a veteran’s memorial park. (c1905) Full Size