Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 1934

Went to school today. Walked home with the girls. Didn't get books. Went to the library downtown.

Central High School
3611 East Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri

The school was termed the first million dollar school. It was founded in 1924 and cost about $900,000 to build, a considerable sum of money then. The architect was Charles A. Smith who designed it in the Neo-Classical style. A reconstruction took place in 1984.

It is the only school building in the Kansas City, Missouri School District to have a ramp that winds back and forth from the first floor to the third floor. It includes two gymnasiums and an auditorium that seats 1700. There is a swimming pool which has now fallen into disuse.

The school closed in 2010.

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