Violet Avenue Elementary School
  •  "Violet Aveune Elementary School was named for the many violet-growing florists and violet wagons transporting the flowers to steamboats for shipment to New York City." - Town of Hyde Park

  • Violet Avenue School is a historic school building located at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York. It was built in 1939-1940, and is a two-story, five part, Colonial Revival style school building with load-bearing bluestone walls. It consists of a central tetrastyle portico entry block flanked by four wings. The central section features a central two-story classical portico with four columns with Corinthian Order capitals and a prominent domed cupola. The school was built under the auspices of the Public Works Administration and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was influential in the design.