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In early 1952, due to an expanding population, Union Township officials decided to build a new elementary school – next to the old Scotland Lane Public School. Construction of the new school, which had eighteen classrooms and cost a total of about $461,000, began in August 1953. A few months later it was named as the Union Memorial Elementary School, in honor of local military veterans who lost their lives during World War II. The school opened for classes on Tuesday, September 7, 1954, although construction continued for another few months. The completed building was officially dedicated during a ceremony and open house held on Saturday, December 11, 1954. Beginning in the Fall of 1961 the elementary level students were shared between the older Scotland Lane School and the newer Union Memorial Elementary School – until the older building was closed in June 1980. Full Size
An aerial photo revealing the location of the former Scotland Lane Public School, now a parking lot, and the adjacent Union Memorial Elementary School. (c2012) Full Size
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