LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM MCKINLEY AVENUE AT CHARLES STREET.
---CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION 1802-1902, BOOK PHOTO PLATE---



VILLAGE of JAMESTOWN, NY
1882
AERIAL MAP by J.J. STONER



RECENT DIGITAL PHOTO
MCKINLEY AVENUE AT CHARLES STREET SOUTHEAST CORNER



Jamestown Daily Journal, November 15, 1878.
(excerpt from article)


HISTORY of BRANCH SCHOOL NO. 5

YEAR BUILT:

1878

LOCATION:

157 McKinley Avenue (p.k.a. Forest Street (not avenue)) at Charles Street, southeast corner. Jamestown, New York USA

DESIGNED BY:

L.P. Coates

BUILT BY / CONTRACTOR:

Daniel Winsor

STATUS:

Building still standing and currently home of the Iglesia Pentecostal Church (but see below) . Replaced in 1903 by a new building located nearby at 30 Charles Street that was also called Branch School No. 5 but later known as Charles Street School constructed 1902-03.

HELP!!! Building is posted "NOT TO BE OCCUPIED". I am told that there is an investor interested in addressing code violations. The addition in the back had a bad roof that was repaired. Hope it will dodge the wrecking ball and the "remuddlers".

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Some familiar with the structure believed it to have originally been a church. I found an interesting article which relays what seems to have been a common practice back then of using school buildings for church services on Sunday.

The 1948 City of Jamestown, New York Directory has 157 McKinley listed as the Betty Weakland Chapel.



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