Mailing Niagara: Niagara Falls High School

This week, we go back to the turn-of-the-century to look at a piece of Niagara still standing today.

The old Niagara Falls High School on Pine Avenue is a surprisingly old building. This particular postcard is dated circle 1900, making it one of the oldest postcards in my collection. (Author’s note: the building featured in this post card was mostly destroyed by fire in the early 1920s, and was quickly replaced by the similarly-looking, but distinct, building currently on Pine Avenue.)

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After closing when the new Niagara Falls High School opened at the turn of this century, the building was facing the wrecking ball. Luckily, thanks to a very passionate base, the building was saved and converted into the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.

It’s interesting to see how the school building appeared over 100 years ago. The amount of green space around the building is surprising, considering how developed the area around the building is now. It is awesome that you can still visit this historic building, which is always having awesome community events.

Every Monday this month, we’re sharing a unique postcard from Niagara’s past, along with some of the history behind the image.

-Sheepie ❤

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