Banquo High School
N 40° 41.801 W 085° 37.202
16T E 616589 N 4506002
Quick Description: Banquo High School historical marker.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2011 7:39:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMBXK4
The original high school was housed over a grocery store across the road and graduated its first class of two students in 1897.
Three buildings have served as a school on this site. The original one-room grade school was replaced by a two-room school in 1900. This building had one room for grades 1-7 and the second room served 8-12. The first commencement was held in 1902 with five graduates.
In 1914-15 a larger building was erected on this site providing more classrooms, kitchen and lunch room/assembly/gym. The last class of seven students graduated from this high school in 1955 bringing the total number of graduates to 367. The school continued as a grade school until 1965.
Basketball has always been part of the Banquo heritage. One of the first gymnasiums in the state was built here by volunteers/players in 1911 and was home to the independent team for 11 seasons.
Group that erected the marker: Huntington County Historical Society
Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
8924 S 900 W35
school marker is across SR 105 to the east
La Fontaine, IN
URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed
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