Niagara Gazette — The Third Street School building cost was $2,833 and was considered extravagant, as the price for the lot was another $1,175.45. However, it served the village well and by 1897 was too small for the population growth. It was voted for demolition and replacement by a larger and more modern school. Alumni (some who were the first students in 1850) gathered to say farewell to their childhood memories. They toured the building, took photographs and listened to a reading of its history. James Trott was present and everyone was pleased to learn the original bell would be saved for use in the new school.
During construction of the new school, many of the students were transported by trolley to Sugar Street School in Echota. A few also attended Fifth Street School which is our coming attraction.Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.