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Horace Mann/Education Service Center

Built in 1907; Last Classes in 1968; Partially Razed in 1969; ESC Built in 1974

This elementary school at Eleventh and Jennings was built on a 1.05 acre plot in 1907 for $40,000. A 1929 addition, which included 0.35 more acres of land, cost $16,086. In 1952 all-purpose and special education rooms were added for $87,803.

The school was closed in June, 1968 and the original building and the 1929 addition were razed in 1969. The 1952 addition was remodeled into the district Media Center at a cost of $63,860 in 1970 and in 1973 the neighboring property at 1115 S. Keeler was purchased for $7,466.

In 1974 the Education Service Center was built on the site at a cost of $237,128. Some interior finishes were updated in the late 1990s and in 2016-2017.

This facility houses the offices of the superintendent, personnel, business, support services, community relations, special services, and so forth. The board of education meetings are also held here.

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Horace Mann circa 1910

Horace Mann circa 1910

1952 Addition

1952 Addition

Education Service Center in 1997

Education Service Center in 1997