Historical Society 1946

In Calais the construction of the new high school was the talk of the town especially among the students who were mighty tired of split sessions and attending school in dilapidated buildings like the South Street School which had been closed for years but reopened after a fire in 1945 destroyed Calais Academy. When not in school the kids in town were raising money for a gymnasium which was not in the school building construction budget. Through local fundraisers the money was found and the gym built. It can be seen above nearly constructed in a photo taken from the corner of High Street.