Monday, August 24, 2009
E.S. Willey School
The Eugene S. Willey School was completed circa 1919 on Rowan Avenue between McClellan and Randall Avenues at a cost of $32,000. The school contained eight classrooms with a total capacity of 320 children. Four basement rooms were devoted to manual training work. The opening of the school relieved congestion that had existed at the Rowan and DeCou schools. The first principal was Mrs. Kate B. Cochran.