West District School
Howard StreetSturgis & Brigham designed an addition to the West District School in 1871 that comprised several classrooms in a new wing. Maps indicate that a 2½-story addition was built off the southern side of this building, which does not appear in the first picture below. The design was a very simple cross gable structure that fit in unobtrusively with the overall structure. No pictures are known to exist of this design.
Year Built: 1871
Year Demolished: ca. 1913
This building was demolished in about 1913.
• Sanborn Insurance Map, Watertown, Sheet 2, 1911 and Sheet 2, 1916
• Town Reports, Town of Watertown, Year ending February 10, 1872, pp. 34 and 37, Sturgis & Brigham, $160 alterations to the West District School
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Photo taken from Howard Street looking toward Main Street, before new wing was added
1879 O.H. Bailey Birds Eye Map