The historic Arlington Elementary School was renovated in 2009 by WS Construction, Ross Tarrant Architects and CSI.
Arlington Elementary School was organized in 1899 and held its first classes in a small frame house, which still stands just up the street from the present building on Arceme Avenue. Construction was completed on a two-room building in 1901 at the current site. Before 1935, the building had received a couple of renovations, but in 1935 all of the existing structure except for four rooms was demolished to make way for an improved facility. Since that time, there have been several additions to the building, including renovations in 1975.
Arlington’s latest renovation began during the 2008-2009 school year and was completed in the fall of 2010. During the extensive project, students and staff members were temporarily relocated to the former Johnson Elementary building. Classes resumed in the renovated Arlington Elementary on Oct. 11, 2010.
CSI provided Kentucky Building Code Special Inspection services on the unique structure. CSI Project Manager, Shayne Brashear, CWI, MSI stated, "As the renovations began both in the new edition and the existing structures, being on the project provided an unique opportunity to merge the old with the new.”
It was also a pleasure for CSI engineer Kevin Farthing, P.E., S.I. to provide his services. Kevin went to Arlington when he was growing up and enjoyed passing his Arlington memories along to the next generation of students.