The metal box placed in the cornerstone contained the following:
Copies of the Highland Democrat
Copies of the Peekskill Daily Union
Copies of The Evening Star
Copy of program
Copy of By-Laws
Picture of Dr.Helms, President of the Board of Education
Copy of Teachers' Directory for the year 1930
Coins dated as follows: 2 dimes (1900); 3 nickels (1900, 1910, 1926); 4 pennies (1911,1928).
The list of invited guests follows:
Former Board members: Dr. Hickson F. Hart, Thomas Nelson,Jr., Wilbur L. Ellis, Frost Horton, Henry P. Dam, Jr., Edward F. Hill, Chester A. Smith, Charles E. Doyle, Fred I. Pugsley, Robert McCord, Edward G. Halsey,William W. Tears, Lanning G. Roake, Franklin Montross, Dr.E. deM Lyon.
Former Supt. of Schools Dr. A. D. Dunbar. President of the Village Dr. Hickson F. Hart.
Trustees of the Village: Allen Barger, Jr., Arthur E. Anderson, Charles Robinson, George H.Roberts.
Principal of the High School Dr. E. M. Quittmeyer. President of the Senior Class William Nelson;
Principals of Peekskill Military Academy: John C. Bucher, Charles A. Robinson.
Architect Wilson Potter, General Contractor William L. Mulroy, Superintendent of Buildings Richard Mansfield.
William L. Mulroy, of Peekskill and Croton, contractor, is now nearing completion of the new High School building on Ringgold Street on the former Baker lot. Plans earlier in the year were to have the auditorium completed so that the building could be used for Commencement exercises. They were changed, however, when the work failed to progress fast enough.
The P. C. Doherty, Inc. of Poughkeepsie, is the contractor for the plumbing and heating. A number of other sub-contractors are on the job. The foundation was dug by D. C. McGrath.
Although criticized by some people as "unsightly", the new high school building will permit a great extension of school work, and will cost approximately half a million dollars. It is expected that it will be ready for use in September when school re-convenes. The building is replete with classrooms, lounge rooms, offices, a cafeteria, a large gymnasium, a swimming pool, etc.
The last class to graduate from the Drum Hill building--June 24, 1930
Reprinted from the June 24, 1930 special Commencement Edition of The Evening Star.