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S.401 Wyoming Valley Grammar School, Route 23, Wyoming Valley, Wisconsin

 

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Photographed on May 16, 2012.

 

The school has two classrooms and an assembly room (with audio-visual booth and kitchen), separated by a corridor. Multiple grades occupied each classroom simultaneously. Two cloakrooms have been eliminated to allow for enlargement of the rest rooms.

 

Back-to-back fireplaces anchor the school and share the central chimney. Only one was used, though the building was heated by gas forced-air. There is a small utility cellar under the elevated portion of the assembly room.

 

Wright did not design furniture for the building; standard school desks were used. The light fixtures, when reflected in the windows, give the illusion of shining almost infinitely into space.

 

The structure now serves as a community center and is open to the public during events.

 

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Right: controls to open fireplace flue, viewed from underside of chimney

 

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New 05/18/2012

Revised 09/30/2012

 

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