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Cossitt School K-8
115 W. Cossitt
LaGrange, IL

By 1880, the student body had outgrown the original La Grange Elementary School, and it was replaced by a new building across the street, an eight-room limestone structure. That, too, eventually proved inadequate, and it was replaced by an even larger building, the current Cossitt School, in 1921. When a bond issued to fund the new building proved insufficient, private donations made up the difference. The new school boasted a tiled swimming pool and an auditorium with opera chairs, a pipe organ, stage lighting, a projector and screen, and elaborate ceiling decorations. The kindergarten room had a fountain, a fireplace, and birds in cages.




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