Packard School (Lawrence, MA)


The Packard School was first built in 1872.  In 1885 it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt the same year.  The foundation was 90 by 54 feet and the building had 2 stories and a mansard roof, making it the equivalent to three stories.  The first 2 stories had 4 rooms 25 by 33 feet each with its own clothes room; the third floor had 2 classrooms and a hall 52 by 40 feet.  The basement had a boiler and fuel room on one side and a play room for girls.  The building was designed by Fred P. Fogg, Esq., architect of the city.  It was closed as a school in 1961.  The building has been used for many years as an office building.  The school was named after George Packard, Superintendent of Schools, and Minister of the Grace Episcopal Church.  The building still stands on Parker Street across from the South Lawrence Branch Library.


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