The new state-of-the-art school contained 25 academic classrooms; a music room; modern library, which held some 15,000 books, all available to students for the first time; and an auditorium on the east end of the building that could accommodate 1,000 people seated on two levels.
The front portico, featuring three double doors with arched transom windows, was flanked by four limestone columns and topped by a large ornamental pediment. Four engaged brick columns with limestone capitals adorned both the east (auditorium) and west ends of the façade, adding symmetry to the block-long building.
A new brick gymnasium, with stepped seating that could accommodate up to 750 people, was constructed between the new school building and the new athletic field (completed by October 1940), located on the southern end of the campus.
In November of 2006, the board of trustees adopted a bold $315 million building plan that included the construction of four new high schools. The New Easley High School is located on Highway 8 South of downtown Easley near the intersection of Sheriff Mill Rd. Following years of construction, students will begin the 2012-2013 school at the new campus at the end of August 2012.
The new building has been designed to pay homage to the much-beloved ’39 Building in that it features similar brick colors, columns, and architectural details.
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