Hodgkins School

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Hodgkins School
Hodgkins School, East Brookfield MA.jpg
Hodgkins School
also known as Lashaway Junior High
Address
108 School Street
East Brookfield, Massachusetts
East Brookfield, Massachusetts, Worcester 01515
United States
Coordinates 42°13′32.50″N 72°3′3.25″W / 42.2256944°N 72.0509028°W / 42.2256944; -72.0509028Coordinates: 42°13′32.50″N 72°3′3.25″W / 42.2256944°N 72.0509028°W / 42.2256944; -72.0509028
Information
School type Public Elementary School
Established 1882
Status Closed
Closed 2002
Grades 4-6
Language English
Communities served Town of East Brookfield

The Hodgkins School was a former elementary school in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. At the time of its closing in 2002, it was the oldest continuously operating public school building in the state.[1]

History[edit]

The school was named after David Hodgkins, a former United States army surgeon who later served on the school committee of the town.[2] At the time, it cost $6297.53 to construct.[2] The school served the community as the sole school in town until the mid-1950s when the nearby Memorial School was erected on the site. The school continued to be used as a middle school, then an elementary school from the mid-1950s to 2002, when both the Memorial School and the Hodgkins School were closed and the students and staff were moved into the brand new East Brookfield Elementary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cmrpc.org/doc_download.aspx?document_id=389
  2. ^ a b Rossi, J. (March 31, 2009). "Then and Now Answer-Dr. Davis Webb Hodgkins". East Brookfield Technology Committee. Retrieved 2009-04-10.