Milton History

a pictorial history of Milton, PA

Curtin School

Curtin School

SE Corner Hepburn Street and Turbot Avenue

Picture courtesy of the Milton Historical Society

From the book “Milton, Pennsylvania, the 19th Century Town on Limestone Run” by Homer F. Folk” :


Curtin School was built on the site of W. H. Wetzel‘s Hepburn Street Marble Works. A native of New Jersey, Wetzel came to Milton in 1875. He built a general stone cutting business, specializing in marble and granite tombstones. Wetzel sold his land to the Milton School Board and a two story brick schoolhouse with four classrooms was ready for the 1891-1892 school term. In 1905 an addition was erected of brick with four classrooms.

The drawing below shows the footprint of the school before the tower was built.


Curtin School drawing