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Jerome High School

Jerome shool house The Jerome High School building was built in 1909 and remained open until 1981 when Somerset Township purchased the old school house and three acres of land from the North Adams Board of Education for one dollar. Through much effort by a group of concerned volunteers, the building became The Jerome Community Building and is used for a variety of activities, including a spook house at Holloween time

The photo on the right, at first study appears that the building is out of proportion to the trees in the background.
The reason being, the building is a scale model and was approximately five feet high.
This model was a student project of Lewis McGee who during his senior year at Jerome High School,(1924-5) built the replica and donated it to the school.
The model was stored in the school and mysteriously became missing after the building no longer was a functioning school.
Scale model- Jerome School house [Click here to view full size picture]
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