Scotch Plains School

The Scotch Plains School, or School #1,[3] was located in Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, United States. The school was built in 1890 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1978.

Scotch Plains School
Scotch Plains School is located in Union County, New Jersey
Scotch Plains School
Scotch Plains School is located in New Jersey
Scotch Plains School
Scotch Plains School is located in the United States
Scotch Plains School
LocationPark Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Coordinates40°38′58″N 74°23′47″W / 40.64944°N 74.39639°W / 40.64944; -74.39639Coordinates: 40°38′58″N 74°23′47″W / 40.64944°N 74.39639°W / 40.64944; -74.39639
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
ArchitectMcKim, Mead, & White
Architectural styleRenaissance
NRHP reference No.78001802[1]
NJRHP No.2722[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 1978
Designated NJRHPOctober 12, 1978

Originally designed by Stanford White as an elementary school, it was repurposed as a high school within ten years of its opening. School One reverted to being an elementary school in 1926 and continued as such until its closing in 1974.[4]

The school was burned down by an arsonist in 1984.[5] It has since been demolished.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Union County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. June 4, 2012. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  3. ^ Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood New Jersey. "History". Township of Scotch Plains. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Bousquet, Richard; Bousquet, Suzanne (1995). Images of America: Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 0738563188.
  5. ^ Dyckman, Susan M. (October 28, 1999). "Single Classroom, Built in 1768, Marks Beginning of Public School District" (PDF). The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Scotch Plains, NJ.