Moline High School - Class of '53
         

Moline High School Converted to Condos

(Sept 2007) - Many of the original details of the former school building that first opened in 1915 have been preserved, such as the grand entrance, and period-lighting fixtures. The bench-like structure that was at the top of the stairs near the main entrance has “Class of 1927” engraved on it. The building still has some of the monumental stairways, but also now has an elevator.

There are 60 units, 27 one-bedroom, 23 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom. All are rented with tenents who say they like living in a mixed-income development so close to downtown.

The development houses many unique features including a resident art galley, a kiln, darkroom, computer center, woodworking room, theater, exercise facility and community area. Some of the apartments have the original blackboards in them.

The hallways have fresh paint and are carpeted, but much of the former building has not changed much since students walked those hallways. Some of the display cases still contain old photographs of students.

The last two photos are pictures that are in one of the display cases. Notice the school during winter and the former Annex where some of us had classes and many of us danced the evenings away in the REK.

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