Rowland Elementary


FORMALLY KNOWN AS THE THOMAS ROWLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1915 - 1977
The Rowland School was named for Thomas Rowland, whose family
owned a great deal of land in Cheltenham and operated many mills.
 The original four-room school opened in 1915 on the South side of 
Myrtle Avenue,  facing Elm Avenue in Cheltenham. In 1924, a six-room 
addition was built and in 1964,  more rooms were added. The school 
closed in 1977 due to decreasing enrollment. 
 The building is currently owned by the township and is the home of 
Rowland Community Center and the East Cheltenham Free Library.


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