Farmingdale Trivia Answer: St. Kilian's School

Answer to Thursday's trivia question.

The  asked readers to name the school in the photo.

Congratulations to , , ,  and  for correctly guessing St. Kilian School. Zureck added this:

"St. Kilian's Parochial school. First classes were taught starting on September 13, 1926. Front steps were removed and the front entrance lowered in the late 30's when Conklin St. was widened."

According to the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society, the St. Kilian building was on Conklin from 1926-1997, looking northwest on the northeast corner of Conklin and Elizabeth Streets. In 1926 St. Kilian Church established the parochial school for grades 1-8. The 1926 school was largely replaced by a new school on Cherry Street, which opened in 1963. It was razed in 1997, and the site now serves as a church parking lot.

The 1963 school has been since 1992. Today, La Salle sits across the street, but is being closed by the Diocese this June. A group of parents

Come back to the site on Thursday for our next Farmingdale Trivia installment and make sure to tell your local history buff friends about it.

Stephen Gude March 03, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I am trying to find out if there is a 50 year reunion of the St. Kilian Elementary School 8th grade class of 1962. My name is Stephen Gude, email address aveverum88@yahoo.com, telephone, 415=623-6972.


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