Oshkosh Firsts & Facts

Oshkosh (West) High School

The Oshkosh High School, located on 40 acres on Eagle Street opened in 1961 with about 1,680 students. Voters approved a $3.5 million bond issue for the new building on Nov. 4, 1958 and the official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 15, 1959. The cornerstone was laid April 25, 1961. The building was designed by the architect firm Perkins & Will, Chicago.

The school name changed to Oshkosh West High School when a second public high school, Oshkosh North, opened in 1972.

“OHS Opening This Weekend.” (Oshkosh Northwestern special section) Oshkosh Northwestern, 11/10/1961, pp. 25-36..

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