Lincoln School

The year was 1873. The location was between 3rd and 4th Streets and Laurel and School Streets on the North Hill. Photo credit is Mr. James Sinclair, courtesy of the New York City Public Library. The vantage point is looking to the southeast.

The year was 1873. The location was between 3rd and 4th Streets and Laurel and School Streets on the North Hill. Photo credit is Mr. James Sinclair, courtesy of the New York City Public Library. The vantage point is looking to the southeast.

 
 

Lincoln School

by R. Molenda

Lincoln School was located in a city block on the north hill of Stillwater bounded by Laurel and School Streets and Third and Fourth Streets. Lincoln School was built in 1873 for $45,000.  The architect was Mr. Jacob Fisher. Lincoln School was both a High School and an Elementary School.

 
 
This photo is from the John Runk Collection, courtesy of the Stillwater Public Library. The date is 1892. The building was very up-to-date with amenities, heating, electric lights and water and plumbing.

This photo is from the John Runk Collection, courtesy of the Stillwater Public Library. The date is 1892. The building was very up-to-date with amenities, heating, electric lights and water and plumbing.

 
This photo, also from the John Runk Collection, Stillwater Public Library is dated 1911. The building faced west on 4th Street.

This photo, also from the John Runk Collection, Stillwater Public Library is dated 1911. The building faced west on 4th Street.

 
This is an example of a stereopticon set of images used in the 1870's to show 3D images of scenic places. This one was photographed by James Sinclair, ca. 1870's courtesy of the New York City Public Library. The subject is of course, The Lincoln School. Much like today, Stillwater was a great place to take photographs even when photography was in its infancy.

This is an example of a stereopticon set of images used in the 1870's to show 3D images of scenic places. This one was photographed by James Sinclair, ca. 1870's courtesy of the New York City Public Library. The subject is of course, The Lincoln School.

Much like today, Stillwater was a great place to take photographs even when photography was in its infancy.