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Sand Hill School, Winslow, 1910

Contributed by Jack Nivison through Winslow Historical Preservation Committee

This photo was taken in 1910 following a major addition to the Sand Hill School in Winslow. The original structure is that part of the school whose front entrance has no awning, which faces east toward what is now Monument Street (formerly called Birch Street).

The front entrance of the new wing is sheltered by a small roof or awning and faces south towards Bellevue Street (formerly called Cedar Street). The school was on the southwest corner of Monument and Bellevue.

The original school house was built 1887-88. For years, the Sand Hill School was the largest school building in Winslow. The school included different grades at different times, but it was always an elementary school.

The Sand Hill School remained an active school until 1930. When a new high school was opened in 1929 on Danielson Street, elementary school students were moved to the Halifax Street School and the Sand Hill School was shut down.

The Halifax Street School remained an elementary school until January of 1993, when the new Winslow Elementary School on Benton Avenue opened.

The Sand Hill School building was sold in 1935, eventually torn down and the open foundation of the original building was left open with a wooden fence placed around it.

Laurier Morrissette purchased the empty lot and around 1960-61 built a home. He built his foundation inside the foundation of the original school.

Other Information


  • Title: Sand Hill School, Winslow, 1910
  • Creator: Judge, W. A.
  • Creation Date: 1910
  • Subject Date: 1910
  • Town: Winslow
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 20.4
  • Local Code: 00062
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Winslow Historical Preservation Committee
Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow, ME 04901
(207) 872-1978
http://www.winslow.lib.me.us

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Schools--Maine--Winslow
Buildings--Maine--Winslow

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