HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL, APRIL, 1953
Classes began in the new high school in
mid-April of 1953. This South College Street entrance is still used
in 2002. The taller portion at the rear of the building was
the original first floor of West Ward School. The library occupied
the south half of the West Ward building. Trees grew in the
courtyard between the two classroom wings. Air conditioning was
accomplished through the window-lined exterior walls.
high school library moved from the rear of the auditorium (under the
balcony) to its new facilities in January, 1953, while construction
continued on the building. Throughout the 1952-53 school
year I typed (moving in January to the new building) book titles on
the accession list for Miss Opal West. The public library had closed
and donated all of its books to the school. --Elreeta
"The Pioneer, 1953"
in the renovation/construction of West Ward Elementary into the new high
school building during the school year 1952-53. The top two pictures
show West Ward after the second floor was removed. The WPA Gym is
behind and to the right of the West Ward Building and the Auditorium is on
the right edge of the picture.