Watertown High School Addition

Marshall Street
Watertown, Mass.

Year Built: 1873
Year Demolished: ca. 1936

This addition was added in 1873 to the original 1853 high school building. The addition was appended to the rear of the high school, which dramatically altered its massing and proportions--the old high school (which fronted on Common Street) appears to be appended to the addition. The building was demolished in ca. 1936, when the Phillips School was erected.


References

• Town Reports, Town of Watertown, 1873, Auditor’s Report, p. 34 (Sturgis & Brigham, $250)

• Town Reports, Town of Watertown, 1873, School Department. p. 38 (Sturgis & Brigham, 46’ x 50’ addition on the south side of the high school).

• Watertown Sun, December 5, 1873, p. 2.


Images


View from Marshall Street, Common Street at rear. The outbuilding on the left is likely a Sturgis & Brigham design. Courtesy of the Watertown Free Public Library


View from Spring Street. Courtesy of the Watertown Free Public Library



After 1896


December, 1934


View from the north showing the original high school. The addition is appended to the rear.

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