The Wilson School moves back into building after fire

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By Dana Dean

CLAYTON, Mo. (KSDK) - Students are finally returning to The Wilson School in Clayton after an accidental electrical fire damaged the school's historic building last March.

It's the beginning of a new chapter. Not only will students return to classes at The Wilson School and see the changes that have been made, but the school is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

After the fire on March 29, 2012 damaged two-thirds of the 30,000 square foot building, it has been repaired and restored.

Since the fire, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students moved to a nearby building. They'll be back in class Monday morning and will notice some improvements, like an updated front entrance and library expansion.

NewsChannel 5 got a sneak peak of what it all looks like. Many of the pieces that made the historic building unique are still there.

Thad Falkner of The Wilson School, said, "Things that needed to be replaced were done in a period consistent fashion. And things that were able to be restored, we restored. As an example in this area, we have light fixtures that were original so they were restored."

A total of 185 students attend the private school. It was founded in 1913.


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