Blair High School (Blair, Nebraska)

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Blair High School
Blair, Nebraska 1899 high school from S.JPG
Former high school building, built in 1899
Blair High School (Blair, Nebraska) is located in Nebraska
Blair High School (Blair, Nebraska)
Blair High School (Blair, Nebraska) is located in the US
Blair High School (Blair, Nebraska)
Location Blair, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°32′24″N 96°8′12″W / 41.54000°N 96.13667°W / 41.54000; -96.13667Coordinates: 41°32′24″N 96°8′12″W / 41.54000°N 96.13667°W / 41.54000; -96.13667
Built 1899
Architect John Latenser, Sr.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 91000300[1]
Added to NRHP March 14, 1991

Blair High School is a public high school in Blair, Nebraska, United States. The 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m2) building was built in 1970 at a cost of $2.2 million. Sitting on 75 acres (300,000 m2) of land, it services approximately 750 students.

The school's former building, built in 1889, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991. The original building was a two-story building in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, with a two-story Colonial Revival addition in 1929 and a one-story flat brick annex added in 1969.[2] The building has been converted to apartments, offices, and a social hall.[3]

The school's newspaper, known as The Bear Tracks, is a student-made paper consisting of seven sections, and is issued at the end of every month.

The school's colors are purple and white; its athletic teams are the Bears. Blair High School is a member of the Eastern Midlands Conference and competes in Class B athletics and in mostly Class A fine arts. Blair High School's main rivals include Elkhorn and Gretna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Nebraska National Register Properties in Washington County". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Blair". Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Nebraska's Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway. Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2010-11-04.

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