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Site# 117
Site Name Brown School
Description Built in 1937 at a cost of $78,237, the Frank I. Brown Elementary School later underwent an expansion in 1958 that doubled its size, then another expansion and renovation in 2003/2004 doubled its size once again. The school was named for Dr. Frank I. Brown (1860-1933), a respected South Portland physician who served on the South Portland School Board for many years.

Associated Records

Image of 2005.047 - Onos-DiPhilippo Collection

2005.047 - Onos-DiPhilippo Collection

Dedication program, Frank I. Brown School, November 12, 1937.

Image of 2004.013.56 - Woodbury Collection

2004.013.56 - Woodbury Collection

"Oak Knoll" in Knightville. One of the finest homes built in Cape Elizabeth in 1855. The Frank I. Brown School now occupies a site slightly to the right of this homestead facing the stately driveway flanked with towering elms, leading from Cottage Road. The house was built for William and Lucy Harris Marean, grandparents of Miss Lucy H. Jordan who with her brother Frederick H. Jordan lived there many years. On December 17, 1930, the property was sold to the City of South Portland. It was through the wisdom and foresight of the late Josiah F. Cobb, then mayor, that the City of South Portland became the possessor of the Marean homestead tract. Construction of the Frank I. Brown School bega

Image of 2012.104.12 -

2012.104.12 -

Class photo - graduating class of the Frank I. Brown School - 1945, with names identified.

Image of 2007.090 -

2007.090 -

Frank I. Brown 1949 football team. Students identified on reverse.

Image of 2011.031.15 - Phil Alexander Collection

2011.031.15 - Phil Alexander Collection

Brown School students in a Thanksgiving Day play at South Portland High School, November 15, 1953.