Backstory and Context
The Vose School made in 1916 has served many purposes for the city of Alcoa. It was used as a school from 1918 until 1921. After it closed, it was used as a gymnasium for Alcoa High School basketball games until the Springbrook gymnasium was opened in 1928. In 1947 it was reopened as a school until 1964. In 1969, the building became the Blount County Cerebral Palsy School and later the Blount Center for the Handicapped. During the late 1970s to mid-1990s, it was used as state drivers testing center. It is now being considered for renovation and new uses such as a senior citizen center.
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