Old Grammar School in Geseke, Germany
In 1687, the Gymnasium Antonianum was built by the Catholic Franciscan priests in Geseke. This was the second school to be built in Geseke; the first was the Catholic convent for noble-born girls which was established in the year 946 AD on land donated by the Hahold family.
On August 8, 1689, almost 25% of the town of Geseke was destroyed by fire, but the school building survived.
When I visited in May 1995 and again in May 2008, this building was empty and abandoned. It is located on Martinsgasse just off the Hellweg.
On August 25, 1969, a new school to replace the old Gymnasium Antonianum was opened in a new building on Wichburgastrasse in Geseke.
This page was created on May 26, 2008