132-year-old North Bennet Street School builds for future ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff North Bennet Street School’s new campus at North and Richmond streets in the North End is a new beginning for the 132-year-old trade school. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Spacious workrooms, broad hallways, and a soaring atrium replaced the school’s cramped, labyrinthine old location a quarter-mile away. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Traditional crafts taught at the school have gained new relevance, especially since the global financial crisis left so many people jobless. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The school’s president says North Bennet Street is moving back to its founding mission: providing job skills and social services to the working poor. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez said many of the school’s students, who number about 160 and include military veterans, are attracted to its practical curriculums. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Julia Felix, a second-year student in violin making, used a violin knife to put a bevel on a scroll. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Keimody Crockett is one of 15 carpentry students of varied backgrounds who range from 19 into their 40s. Each student treats the others with respect, he said. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Crockett (left) watched a demonstration of work on a wall cabinet by Stewart Pugsley, John D’Anna, and Sam Holcomb.