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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Broad Street School ~

Photo: Barbara Bloom
This picture was taken in Aug. 1973. I attended first through fourth grade at Broad St. school. My teachers were: Mrs. Helen McCandless (first), Ruth Goldblum (second), Miss Lilian Adami (third), and Mrs. Virginia Welton (not sure about that name) (fourth). I can still remember that each room had its own "cloak room" where we would hang our coats and keep our boots during the winter. The gym class was in the basement as were the bathrooms. B.Blum

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I lived a few blocks away on chestnut st. and have fond memories of the neighborhood nights at the playground next to the school. Speaking of which,the neighborhood nights program was great,does Butler still have them?

Bob Dorcy

Anonymous said...

In the winter they used to flood the street in front of the school and we could ice skate there. Was that ever great!

Anonymous said...

I attended Broad St. Elementary in "48 and "49 (19 not 18-Ha!) for 1st and 2nd grade. My teachers were Miss Williams (who I was in love with) and Mrs. Neuman. One thing which I remember is that one of my classmates was African American. The only black youngster I ever went to school with in the Butler area. I also remember that the school had a distinct odor, probably the sweat of thousands of students that preceded me. Walked down Braden Av. to Penn St, then up Penn to Broad. Remember the nice ladies that were crossing guards at Penn and Brady. A great walk on a nice spring day but hell in the winter.

Nick F said...

polio vaccinations milk breaks recess the smell from copy paper Mrs Shocky good memories

Anonymous said...

The good ole days when every neighborhood had a school! you could walk home for lunch

Dawn Denton said...

What memories. Attended Broad St for 1st grade through 5th grade, beginning in 1940. Ms Heck principal. Ms Greggle 4th grade, Ms Herr 5th. Ms Herr's sister music teacher. The writing teacher who taught penmanship taught you to make smoke! Walking between the lines. Bathrooms in basement with no doors or particians. The ice skating

lady0611 said...

I had Ms Goldblum in 1957. She was the meanest teacher I ever had. I will never forget how she embarrassed me in front of the class, smacking my fingers with the ruler and not letting me go to the rest room when I needed to go. Thank God my father came to school one day and caught her yelling at me and took me out moving me to Center Avenue school. She traumatized me so bad I had to repeat first grade.

Anonymous said...

I also experienced having my hand hit with her ruler. My dad had a talk with her and that never happened to me again. I had her for a teacher in 1955-56.

Anonymous said...

Clarissa Sue Stark
Ms Goldblum insisted that I use my first name, Clarissa not Sue. There was a girl named Susan in my class so I was not to use my name Sue. Mom never taught me how to spell my first name as I was called by my middle name and it was much easier to spell. Ms Goldblum would not let me use Sue.She was my teacher in 1955-56 so we must of been in the same class room. I was told she was forced into retirement.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to tell you my name then was Clarissa Sue Stakley.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Welton could also put the fear of God into her students!

Robin Winters said...

I attended Broad St for grades 1-4. Mrs. Snyder, Miss Butler (who married and became Mrs. Johnson, Mrs Fisher and Miss Geibel. Girls could not wear pants. I remember the boys entered on one side and the girls entered on another. We didn't have kindergarten. We had "Preschool" for six weeks in the summer before first grade.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to the memorial to the World War II soldiers that was located at the corner of Broad St. and Newcastle St. (at the corner of the school property)? I remember that there used to be a small sidewalk around that memorial. Does anyone have a picture of that?

Richard J. Palmer said...

I started to Broadstreet school when I was 6 in 1933. It was great. My teachers were Miss Grossman, Miss Smoyer and Miss Williams. In those days, they were all Miss. Married women were not allowed to teach.

Richard J. Palmer

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Mosesso, 6'th grade teacher in the late seventies was the kindest soul.