The Willsboro School

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The Willsboro School
Former Willsboro Central School - Front Alternate.JPG
The Willsboro School is located in New York
The Willsboro School
Location 10 Gilliland Lane (formerly 29 School St.), Willsboro, New York
Coordinates 44°21′53.13″N 73°23′24.16″W / 44.3647583°N 73.3900444°W / 44.3647583; -73.3900444Coordinates: 44°21′53.13″N 73°23′24.16″W / 44.3647583°N 73.3900444°W / 44.3647583; -73.3900444
Area 1.79 acres (0.72 ha)
Built 1927
Architectural style Neoclassical
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 10000135[1]
Added to NRHP March 31, 2010

The Willsboro School is a historic school building located at Willsboro in Essex County, New York. It was built in 1927 and is a three story red brick building designed in the Neoclassical style in accordance with New York State's standardized school design guidelines of the early 20th century. The 1927 buildings is 130 feet (40 m) wide and 60 feet (18 m) deep and has approximately 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2) of space. An addition was completed in 1952. It is 90 feet (27 m) by 56 feet (17 m) and contains approximately 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of space. It closed in 2001.[2]

The former Willsboro School was rescued from the threat of demolition by developer Eli Schwartzberg[3] who established its listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 to ensure the building's preservation.[1] Schwartzberg then renovated and converted the building into the Champlain Valley Senior Community which opened in 2013.[3] Champlain Valley Senior Community is a new assisted living community that offers a full range of personalized services including delicious meals, entertainment, social activities, health and wellness programs, regional excursions, medication management, 24-hour aid assistance, modern rooms, and transportation to area physicians. The home features modern amenities fused with the classic charm and special character of its historic building. Champlain Valley Senior Community offers studio and one-bedroom apartments featuring original hardwood floors, fourteen foot ceilings, and views of the Boquet River.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 3/29/10 THROUGH 4/02/10. National Park Service. 2010-04-09. 
  2. ^ Eli Schwartzberg and Linda M. Garofalini (October 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: The Willsboro School". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-07-14.  See also: "Accompanying 21 photos". 
  3. ^ a b Shephard, Katie (29 June 2013). "Old Willsboro School Given New Life (Update)". Essex on Lake Champlain. Retrieved 5 July 2013.