Beverly J. Martin Elementary School (formerly Boynton Junior High)

Historic Schools of Tompkins County

Beverly J. Martin Elementary School (formerly Boynton Junior High)

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


Date built: 1931

Architect: Arthur N. Gibb

Now known as Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, the school served earlier as Boynton Junior High School and was erected in 1931 in a simplified Collegiate Gothic style. Located in a residential area near downtown Ithaca, it was designed by Arthur N. Gibb, who also designed the Henry St. John, Fall Creek, and West Hill elementary schools. In 1972 Boynton Junior High School moved to a new building on Lake Street and the building on W. Buffalo Street became Central Elementary School. In 1992 the school was renamed in honor of Beverly J. Martin, a principal and former student of Central Elementary.

Explore building records and maps for 302 W. Buffalo St throughout the twentieth century on the HistoryForge Ithaca database:

Early 20th century. GPF V20.72. Image courtesy of The History Center in Tompkins County archival collections: V20-68


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