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Frances C. Willard School 80
Opened in 1929 as the IPS Public Grade School for Broad Ripple. There were some additions to the original building. A library was added to the north side in 1949 and classrooms were added to the east side in 1956. The school was closed in 1980. It became apartments in 1985. It became condos in 1996. Frances C. Willard was founder of the World Woman's Christian Temperance Union. When your editor attended from 1965 through 1974, the school was K - 8. When my father attended in 1937, there was no kindergarten.
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1967 from Kroger lot

1968 - West entrance

1972 - East entrance and 1956 addition


1959

Playground
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Mustard Hall in rear


Mustard Hall and Haag Drugs sign in rear


Christmas program
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Classroom 1960
Mrs. Radebaugh's class
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Mrs. Radebaugh on right


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Christmas Program 1969
School 80 in the auditorium
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1969
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Mrs. Pedigo


Christmas Program 1971
in the School 80 auditorium
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Classroom party 1971
School 80 in the auditorium
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Classroom 1973
School 80 Shop class
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Print shop