Former Goshen High School building

In June 2015, I was one of several people walking along during a tour offered by the Goshen Historical Society. These types of tours are an excellent way to learn more about local history and to actually see a historic building in person. One of the stops was the old Goshen High School building. It was opened in 1904 to replace a building at Eighth and Madison streets. Located on Fifth Street, it remained the high school until 1923 when the current high school opened on U.S. 33. Limestone of the highest quality found in southern Indiana was used during construction of the building on Fifth Street. The building also served as a junior high school until 1954 when Whiteman Junior High was built. Later it served as a school administration building until 1981 when it was given to the city of Goshen. It is now an annex building for city hall offices. Chicago architects Patton & Miller designed the beautiful building. It is worth noting the top floor of the building once had a gymnasium.


Building served as a high school for about 19 years in Goshen.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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