Edward Lee McClain High School

Edward Lee McClain High School (HM15D5)

Location: Greenfield, OH 45123 Highland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.034', W 83° 23.3'

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"What is in Greenfield? Well, principally there is the school."

A focal point of community pride for generations, McClain High School was the gift of textile manufacturer Edward Lee McClain to his hometown, "as promising the greatest good to the greatest number for the longest time." Designed by nationally prominent school architect William B. Ittner, the school was dedicated in September 1915. Lauded as one of the most complete and state-of-the-art school plants of its time, McClain High School embodied the ideals of the progressive education movement in the early 20th century. A fully equipped gymnasium, motion-picture equipment, and a pipe organ were rare luxuries for any school during this era. Additional gifts by McClain also furnished a vocational training center and an athletic field. Numerous sculptures, paintings, and other works of art displayed throughout the school continue to enhance the atmosphere of Greenfield's acclaimed halls of learning.
HM NumberHM15D5
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number2-36
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Greenfield Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 5:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 294202 N 4358401
Decimal Degrees39.35056667, -83.38833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.034', W 83° 23.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 2.04" N, 83° 23' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 Jefferson St, Greenfield OH 45123, US
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