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Johnson School construction, 1939

Posted on June 4, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Aerial photo of the “new” Johnson School under construction on East Sixth Street in June 1939. The old Johnson School at Fourth Street and Limestone, built in 1888, was due to be auctioned when the new school opened in January 1940. The new Johnson school, built at a cost of $125,000, was to contain 15 classrooms, an auditorium, a cafeteria, a library and auxiliary service rooms, and it was to be a kindergarten and an elementary school. When this building was completed, the Lexington public school system would have only one structure, Russell school at Fourth and Campbell Streets, that was built before 1900. The Johnson School building currently houses the STEAM Academy. Photo by Bob Wisner | Staff

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