Cleveland’s West Technical High School

Opened on February 15, 1912, the home of the West Tech Warriors is now home to the Brick Lofts. The school was closed in 1995, and found new life in 2003. My memory of West Tech goes back to 1960 when I participated in the West Tech Relays as a member of the (Cleveland) Heights High track team. What an incredible meet it was!

Main Doors of West Tech
Main Doors of West Tech

The auditorium was heavily damaged by arson shortly after the school was closed.

Renovated Auditorium
Renovated Auditorium

The massive gymnasium now contains a three-story structure housing apartments.

The Former Gymnasium
The Former Gymnasium
Spiral Staircase leads to Apartment's Second Story
Spiral Staircase leads to Apartment’s Second Story
View into Kitchen from Second Story
View into Kitchen from Second Story

Familiar sights such as long corridors lined with lockers remind the residents and visitors of the rich history of West Tech High School.

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The West 93rd Street Facade
The West 93rd Street Facade

Centennial Article on Cleveland.com
Alumni Website
Alumni Facebook Page
Yearbook Reprints on Amazon

4 thoughts on “Cleveland’s West Technical High School”

  1. Great pictures of the school. I like the Willard/93 street entry door. It has been beautifully refinished. Another fun thing that was retained were the up and down staircase arrows in the basement. That was a big thing…one way stairs due to moving 3000 plus students everytime the bell rang. My June, 1969 graduating class had over 1000 graduates. That was when the school system was great and we were well educated and prepared. Thanks for the great photos

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