Sunday, August 30, 2009

Old High School in Old Town, ME

When I was a kid this was the Jefferson Street Elementary School, but in my mother's day it was the high school. Notice the water stand pipe in the background that was used for Old Town's water.
This area was called Academy Hill because; I believe possibly the school started out as private. I need to complete more research on this subject. The building is still there last I checked.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Herbert Gray School Old Town, Maine

I attended K-6 here as my mother did. This building is no longer there. I was always amused that over the side doors it was engraved BOYS and on the other GIRLS. I guess early in the 1900's the sexes could not use the same doors. I was sad when it was demolished. It was a fine brick and granite structure. The groups of five windows in the front were different rooms. Bottom right was my 1st grade, then clockwise...2nd, 3rd and 5th.