The old Mershon school once sat on Stoker Drive in Carrollton. When the brick school was built in 1922 at a cost of $30,000 it was said to be one of the most modern and well equiped schools in the state. An orchestra played at the dedication given by the honorable Judge Snow. I am not sure but I am assuming the name was in honor of William B. Mershon who built a sawmill nearby in 1879. The school closed in 1972 after the current Carrollton School was built on Carla Drive. Sitting empty for years the roof collapsed and being laden with asbestos no one could renovate it. In 2006 the school was demolished without fanfare or an orchestra.
I grew up in Carrollton and lived about a half-mile from the old school. I vaguely remember it. I wish I had taken some photos of the old brick building but I had not thought about it at the time and wished I had taken photos of a lot of places that are gone. My grandfather grew up not far from the old school and he told me he attended it as a child. I am wondering how many of you remember this school? please leave me a comment below.
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