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Today’s Throwback Thursday picture comes to us from Washington County Historian Jeremy Elliott.

“This is the first consolidated grade school of Salem,” said Elliott.

It eliminated numerous one-room school houses in the area.

The school sat on Hayes Ave., between Mulberry and Market. 

“This school burnt down in 1900, giving way to the 2nd elementary school in the same location,” Elliott said. 

Later on, a junior high and high school was built on Water Street and all schools were moved and located in the Shelby Street area where they are now located.