On This Day in Yonkers History

December 19, 1922

Ground was formally broken for the Charles E. Gorton High School in North Yonkers.  Mayor Walter Taussig, using a spade, and Dr. B.W. Stilwell, a pickaxe, turned up the first clods of earth.

The high school was named after Charles E. Gorton, Yonker's second Schools Superintendent. Gorton High School is the oldest campus in Yonkers.




Source:  Yonkers Rising, 12/16/2016