The grammar school opened in 1951 and closed in 1971. It served as the home of the Hattie G. Wilson Library until the county shut it down in January 2013. The school system has been using the space as a warehouse.
Another piece of the district’s project is the construction of its new central office complex across the street from the old school. That building will be located on the site of the historic Lemon Street High School that was demolished in 1967.
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The central office building will feature architecture inspired by the elements of the former high school and a museum offering an overview of Marietta City Schools from its founding in 1892 to the present.
The museum will be assembled in conjunction with Kennesaw State University's Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books. The building will also have a community meeting room and meeting space for the school board.
A dip in projected Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue forced the district to delay construction and prioritize projects.
Chuck Gardner, Marietta City Schools chief operations officer, previously said that since the building is delayed, the system will place museum items in the renovated grammar school until its permanent space at the central office is ready.
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