The J.W. Cooper High School was built in 1917 and later used as an elementary school from 1986 to 1994.
In 2009, it was purchased by Hamburg Businessman, Kent Steinmetz, who has been restoring the build 3 story building ever since where it is being converted in the J.W. Cooper Center.
To learn more about the Community Center, visit their web site at
Phyllis Gallagher, of Frackville, was able to get a chance to explore the building recently and took the following photos.
Gallagher is also a studio artist at the Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill Haven, where you can see more of her work.
If you are interested in purchasing some of her work or any of these photos, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org