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Pine Street
Pine Street School
 In 1881, the District began a two story stone building on the Pine Street site; during the spring thaw of 1882, the building collapsed and work began again, in brick, and a two story building was completed in the fallIn 1926, a bond proposal was passed to build the central section of a new school, adjacent to the Pine Street School. According to records, it was added onto five times! In 1954, the old Pine Street School building was demolished and a new elementary school was built on the same site...  
The first school classes from 1876 to 1880 were taught in private homes, a drug store, and a church. In 1879, the first school board was selected. The first real schoolhouse was a brick building on the corner of Eighth and Tomichi in West Gunnison, which is still standing. The wooden plaque over the door says “1881,” perhaps for the year the school district was formed. In April 2008, the 8th Street School was added to the Gunnison County Historic Register.

School was later discontinued in this building and moved into the new one on Pine Street.