Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
The Henry St. John neighborhood, just south of downtown Ithaca, is a well-preserved historic district of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century homes. Named for Ithaca's third mayor, the district was home to many prominent figures during the city's transition from sleepy village to vibrant city. Within the neighborhood you will find excellent examples of the Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Gothic Revival, Stick, and Queen Anne styles.
For 58 years, the Henry St. John Elementary School provided education to the children of the neighborhood. However, in 1983, the Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services purchased the building from the Ithaca City School District. Today, the building contains apartments and offices.
This point of interest is part of the tour: HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations