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Creation Date

1868

Description

SV264 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the Bentley Primary School on Essex Street.

Built 1860-61, with multiple floors, a mansard roof, rooster weather vane, bell, and a cupola, the Bentley School served in its role as primary school for about a century until being replaced in the early 1960s. The top two floors were taken off, and it then became a branch of the Salem Public Library as the Gardner Maynard Jones Memorial Library. Today, it is now home to condominiums.

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Keywords

Salem, Schools, Bentley School

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