It was named Western School in 1911 when it was built, because it was out on the west side of town, but one teacher taught there for many years whose memory was so dear to her students and colleagues that they carved her name over the door.  She was Rebecca Grubaugh, and today you will find the entrance still says Grubaugh School even though it has long been converted to a residential building.

Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Sunday with a column titled Native Son. Every Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.