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Hamilton Middle School to get $2 million addition

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, March 31, 2014, at 9:08 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, March 31, 2014, at 9:17 p.m.

Hamilton Middle School will get a $2 million addition as part of a bond project approved Monday.

The Wichita school board unanimously approved a contract with Walz Harman Huffman Construction to build a new cafeteria, kitchen and lobby on the south side of Hamilton, 1407 S. Broadway. The addition will double as a storm shelter.

Hamilton, built in 1918, is one of the district’s oldest buildings but is “still very usable,” said Kenton Cox, architect with Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey. The school got a new auditorium as part of the 2000 bond issue.

About 590 students attend Hamilton. The school’s current cafeteria and kitchen could be converted into four classrooms, Cox said, but that is not part of the project approved Monday.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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