1915
Annie S. Putegnat Elementary
Before the time of structured, organized public school education, classes were held in rented building space. The conditions for teaching and learning were poor. The construction of the Grammar School in 1889 sought to solve these fundamental building problems. The original Grammar School, also known as Washington Park School, was condemed and remodeled several times. Upon its completion in 1947, the new school was renamed for Annie S. Putegnat, the first grade teacher who later became the school’s principal.
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