Point Street Grammar School previously stood roughly where the access ramp descends down to I-95 from West Franklin Street. It was designed by local architect Clifton A. Hall in the typical Second Empire Style (similar to City Hall at the same time) and was opened in 1874 by Mayor Thomas Doyle. It stood at the center of the growing residential portion of the neighborhood. In 1889, adjacent land was converted into Hayward Park, while dozens of houses and another school were built on land south of Maple Street. The school, the park and its neighboring buildings were demolished in 1960 to make room for the I-95 highway.