In a recent conversation with the principal of the Nathaniel B. Borden school, sometimes called the Morgan Street school, it was learned that contrary to rumors circulating around town, the grand old edifice is safe from the wrecker’s ball. As a National Register property, it may soon close as a school, but will remain as a building of historical significance. Here is the entry from the register:
|Borden, N. B., School ** (added 1983 – Building – #83000631)
43 Morgan St., Fall River
Although the magnificent cupola is gone, and some of the elaborate decoration which once adorned the roof, the basic structure of red brick is intact and ready to face another 100 years. The interiors still boast magnificent beadboard, Renaissance Revival cornices and winding staircases terminating in snailshell topped newel posts. Can you picture Lizzie skipping rope in the schoolyard?