Old School Square

Gold Coast

Otherwise known as Old School Square, this highly successful preservation project encompasses Delray's 1913 elementary school, 1925 high school and 1926 gymnasium. Now these buildings house the Cornell Art Museum, showcasing rotating exhibitions of local, national and international arts and crafts; the Crest Theatre; and a vibrant School of Creative Arts, sponsoring a program of classes, events, theater and exhibitions.

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Housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary building within Old School Square, this charming museum hosts rotating exhibits featuring an eclectic mix of…

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