Celebrating 100 Years of High School Education in Waterloo

Celebrating 100 Years of High School Education in Waterloo (HM1Z6Q)

Location: Waterloo, NY 13165 Seneca County
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N 42° 54.291', W 76° 52.035'

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1886 · 1986

This Memorial Arch of native limestone was formed by combining two portals from the 1901 addition to the original high school building upon demolition of the school in 1928. Herman F. Brehm moved them to his property west of the village where they were joined to form an arch. Donated to the Waterloo Central School Centennial Committee in 1986. The arch was dismantled and reconstructed here in Lafayette Park. Dedicated to all those who have made high school education possible in Waterloo for the past one hundred years.

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— Dedicated on the 28th day of June 1986 —
1810 · 1928
These portals were re-erected from the Assembly Hall, Annex to Waterloo Academy-High School, 1838-1928, in memory of the host of boys and girls who for 90 years attended there.
First Board of Trustees Waterloo Academy,
John Burton · Joel Wilson
Horace F. Gustin · Daniel S. Kendig, Clerk
Resolution to build, April 7th, 1838. Completed and accepted Aug. 6th, 1838. Cost $851.02. Builder L.R. LaBattelle. Bell bought of Kendig and Taylor at a cost of $43.91 or over 5% of cost of building.
public school, built as Central School, in 1817 on site of St. Pauls Parish House.
First teacher, Isaac Gorham, 1810, son of first settler who taught in log blacksmith shop at corner of Oak and Main Streets.
Teachers of H.F. Brehm, 1867-1879 were:
J.S. Boughton, Principal. Candace L. Sudler, Preceptress.
John A. Gillett, Sciences. Henry F. Thomsen, Languages.
Mary C. Schott, Electa Wood, Sara Ameigh,
Sarah Bisdee, Julia Olmstead, Elizabeth Hendricks,
Frances E. Towsley.
Stones for Assembly Hall, built 1901,
Quarried by Loren Thomas, Contractor W.B. Lawrence,
Mason Work John Van Riper assisted by
Frank De Yoe and James Murphy.
M.L. Van Kirk Architect.
Stone Cutters, James Clark, Lott Cook,
Thomas Nealon, Patrick Downes, Fred Bachman,
Hugh Logan, John Ivers.
Herman Fred'k Brehm
Census 1860, Township of Waterloo 2160 males
Enlisted 1861-1865, 412.
HM NumberHM1Z6Q
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Date Added Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 347566 N 4751939
Decimal Degrees42.90485000, -76.86725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.291', W 76° 52.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 17.46" N, 76° 52' 2.1" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45-99 W Williams St, Waterloo NY 13165, US
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