Sept. 1920 – New Four Room School Building Erected

A four-room school building was built on a plot of ground adjoining the Jefferson School, for the purpose of relieving the over crowded schools in other parts of the city. The building may possibly be the small structure that can be seen on Picture 15 exhibited on this timeline. With an enrollment of 869 there were more children attending schools in Follansbee than in the neighboring town of Mingo with a population of 700 more residents.  Jefferson School had 489 enrolled, Mahan School had 322 and the High School had 85 students.

  • Steubenville Herald Star, (Follansbee Section), September 8, 1920, p. 3.
  • Steubenville Herald Star, (Follansbee Section — “School Enrollment’), September 10, 1920, p. 17.