Coultrap remembered at Geneva History Center
GENEVA – When the original Coultrap building opened as Geneva Community High School in 1923, it had a principal, nine teachers, one secretary, two or three telephones and room for 300 students.
It cost $205,000 to build and was thought to be among the best facilities in Illinois, said Mary Dolan, educator at the Geneva History Center.
Coultrap also served as a junior high, middle school and elementary school. Now, the school board has voted to raze the 90-year-old building because it has become too expensive to keep or maintain, and those who taught or went to school there shared their recollections. Nearly 50 people packed the meeting room Tuesday at the Geneva History Center for “Memories of Coultrap,” part of the Brown Bag Lunch series.
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