David Melson

Picturing the Past 147 UPDATED: 1940s in color

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 3:41 PM
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  • You definitely have it scanned correctly. I've slid down that old sucker a few times.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 5:51 PM
  • David this is a Classic Photo I never expected to exist...I studied there from 1944 to 1950...The wing on the right was the Auditorium and there was another classroom wing to the right of that...The Cafeteria was in the basement of the main building...I concur that this photo is mid-1940's since a big Merry-Go-Round was added after the War that should have been in view... Many of us got caught climbing up the Chute for a "slide" and I remember the Fire Drills...

    -- Posted by FlaDon on Tue, Feb 21, 2012, at 8:24 PM
  • Thank you David. I look foward to the old pictures you post. It is like a step back in time. I do not remember this school at all; However I am interested in the area. We had cousins that lived on Moody St which use to connect to Elliott St.

    -- Posted by Union on Wed, Feb 22, 2012, at 5:51 AM
  • Thanks David for yet another great photo. Yes, it is exactly as I remember it.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Feb 22, 2012, at 6:58 AM
  • What a shame that building with this kind of structure were not saved. A building like this today would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build. And notice, a lot of the materials used are being used today in the new "old style" architecture. What a treasure gone forever.

    -- Posted by decorate1956 on Thu, Feb 23, 2012, at 10:08 AM
  • Wow! A great big thanks is owed to Donna Farrar for these great pictures. I am very much looking forward to her other pictures in the coming weeks and months ahead.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Sun, Feb 26, 2012, at 6:23 AM
  • I went to Junior High at the Bryant Street School building in 1966. In 1967 we were moved to the old Harris School on Elm and Morton Street.

    -- Posted by cordell on Wed, Mar 7, 2012, at 10:26 AM
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