West Lawn Elementary School

Take a look at how West Lawn and West Lawn Elementary School looked in 1932:

West Lawn 1932
1932
West Lawn 1932
Today

The school looks like it was fairly new at the date of this photo, but I could not find an exact date of build. It sat at Riegel Ave and Nobel Street, a block in from Penn Ave. It functioned as a school until the 70s when it was demolished. The kids who went here were integrated into Whitfield Elementary which sits by Wilson High School’s campus, just over the hill. Currently the West Lawn Playground is in the lot where the school once stood. The semi-circle sidewalk that lead to it’s entrance still remains.

Cropped shot of the old West Lawn Elementary school building

Born and raised in Berks, I am fascinated by the style, design & culture of the mid-late 20th century. I started this website to research and build a collection of the places, things and stories I have heard about my entire life. Read more here.

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[…] West Lawn Elementary was built in 1904 and a 6 classroom addition was added in 1923. The school was razed in 1977 and a park remains on the site today. The bell that was in the tower of the West Lawn Elementary building was placed in Spring Ridge Elementary School’s cupola upon its completion in September of 1995. […]

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