Kane School (Lawrence, MA)

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The Kane Elementary School was dedicated October 6, 1963 and named after John P. Kane, lawyer, officer in the Spanish American War, and mayor of the city. It was built in the campus style of school construction of 4-classroom buildings around a courtyard preserving the natural contours and fauna of the site. In the center is a theater with a small auditorium. Across the street were located athletic facilities with seating to make it the largest public assembly in the city. This open style of school building was eventually torn down and replaced with the South Lawrence East School in the 1990s.

8 Responses

  1. The open style was ridiculous for a New England school; it had huge windows, was always cold and we either froze or drowned in the winter trying to get to classes. Despite this, the teachers were great and I have many fond memories. I was there in 69-70 for first grade, then 74-76 for Jr High.

  2. make that 76-77! oops

  3. i spent one year at this school in 1974-75. Not my best year.

  4. I was a student at the Kane School from 1963(1st Grade ) until I graduated 1971.The school was an awesome elementary school had great teachers and principal.Unfortunately when it switched to a junior high from a K to 8th grade school (I was in 8th grade) it got torn apart quickly by students disrespecting the school property.

  5. […] The Kane Park is named after John P. Kane, lawyer, officer in the Spanish American War, and mayor of the city.  It is located on Osgood Street across fro the South Lawrence East School (formerly the Kane School). […]

  6. I went to the Kane Sxhool the worst year it opened. I was in second grade and graduated 8th grade in 1968. I had great teachers, made life-long friends and Mr, Choquette, the principal was the best. Maybe it was a different style of a school for New England, but I loved that school!

  7. This was a middle school when I attended..7th and 8th grade.
    79-81

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