1978: Wichita Board of Education Administration Building (Carleton School), 428 S. Broadway. On this spot in 1879 was built the First Ward School, which was used until the 1920s, when it was replaced by this larger building. By that time, the school had been renamed after the popular American poet Will Carleton. The school closed in 1946; for the rest of the facility's operational lifespan, it was occupied by the Board of Education's offices. It was vacated in 1993. Though a number of preservationist and community art groups attempted to persuade the city to spare the building, it was knocked down in 2007.