Memories of Chester, Williamson School

Williamson School

Chester Public School or Williamson School


In the video above, Herman Rademacher talks about Williamson School when he attended it. Herman graduated in 1944, when there were only seven classrooms. The seventh and eighth grade classrooms were separated by a removable wall. He skipped kindergarten and started school in first grade. When he graduated high school, he had just turned 17 years old.

The postcard above shows the front of Williamson School. It is a brick, two-story buildings with many tall windows on both floors. The foreground is flanked by leafy trees. The front of the school has low shrubbery and a large lawn with sidewalks along its borders. The roof is flat with one chimney.

Video transcription available here: Williamson School Video Transcript.


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