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Abilene's first permanent high school building opened January 6, 1890 on the same block where Abilene Heritage Square (Lincoln Middle School/1923-1955 Abilene High School) is now located. The Victorian Romanesque building, built at a cost of $10,000, and characterized by its decorative, polychromatic exterior and heavy masonry features in the chimney, balcony and corner buttresses, "Generated great pride among the townspeople." This building was demolished in 1924.
Photograph courtesy of HSU Historic Photograph Collection.