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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why, Oh Why?

The Hawthorne School was a historic, Tudor Revival school building in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places .
Hawthorne school
In the 1920s, the borough of Canonsburgs made the switch from "centralized schools", to "ward schools", where the schools spread across the community.   Canonsburg hired George Brugger to design three new schools.
As opposed to the two other schools that were utilitarian in design, residents had requested that the third school be more "traditional". Brugger designed the Hawthorne with Tudor Revial style.

The Hawthorne School was demolished in Septermber 1986, after it was purchased by nearby residents to prevent it from being developed into an apartment building.

To Our Canonsburg Town Leaders...Why, Oh Why  was such a Historical Landmark torn down?