Dixfield High School and Grammar School, High Street, Dixfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by Dixfield Historical Society


The first school at this site on High Street was built in 1910 and replaced the brick school on lower Weld Street. Unfortunately it burned in 1915, but was quickly replaced by the wooden structure school shown here in 1916. This school served initially as both a grammar and a high school, operating from 1916 intil 1980. By the 1940s and a still growing student population, more space was needed. A new high school was built on Weld Street in 1947, and this building remained a grammar school and then a junior high school.

There was playground space surrounding the school, and every winter an ice rink was flooded for skating and hockey. A special duty for the older students was a rotating schedule for raising and lowering the flag every day.

The building was closed in 1981 when Dirigo Middle School opened, and the Sara Pepper Housing units were built shortly thereafter at this site. Sara Pepper was a well-known and much loved principal at Dixfield Grammar School.

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  • Title: Dixfield High School and Grammar School, High Street, Dixfield, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Dixfield, Oxford County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.6 cm x 13.7 cm
  • Local Code: 2014-92
  • Collection: Postcard Collection #056 (DHS)
  • Object Type: Image

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Dixfield Historical Society
59 Main Street, PO Box 182, Dixfield, ME 04224
(207) 562-7595

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