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Wilmington School

Wilmington School

On July 27, 1869 the city council passed an ordinance allowing $30,000 to build the new school. At this time, it was one of the finest in the country. The school had three stories, four towers, a large basement and was constructed of brick. It was built on a site originally assigned for a park. By the year 1878, there were seven schools for the Wilmington School District (about 1,000 school age children) and the cost to maintain them was $5,000 per year.