Chase Ave. School
The Salmon P. Chase Elementary School opened in 1888 at 1615 Chase Ave. This school had no lunchroom so children ate on benches in the hallway or walked home. Vacated in 1979, it has now been converted into condominiums as can be seen in the last photograph above.
KIRBY ROAD SCHOOL
Old Kirby Road new
The old Kirby Road School was built in 1869 just below Chase Ave. on Kirby Way. The photo in the 1st image shows this building after an additional 4 rooms were added in 1878. When the new school was built in 1910, the old school was demolished for residences. The new school was located at 1710 Bruce Ave. and Kirby Road. It has now been closed and was auctioned off on 11-06-12 to a developer who plans to turn the building into apartments..
St. Boniface School St. Patrick's School
St. Boniface School was built next to St. Boniface Church in 1870 on Blue Rock St. It was replaced by a new school in 1933 on Delaney Ave. St. Patrick's School closed in 1969 and the students were sent to St. Boniface.
Garfield Public School These Are Not Postcards
The 1st James A. Garfield Public School, seen in the 1st row above, was erected in 1896. Located at 1905 Elmore Street it was replaced in 1927 with the building in the 2nd row. It was closed in 1979 due to low enrollment and everything is now apartments.
Walnut Hills High School began as a 4 year program (grades 9 thru 12) that expanded to a 6 year program (grades 7 thru 12) in 1919 when it became a college preparatory school. This change proved very popular, and in 1931, the school moved to the 24 acre site on Victory Parkway. The old building remained a school that was renamed the Burdett School that was closed in 1979. The building has now been renovated (2005) and is now the Schoolhouse Lofts. The 2nd photograph in the 2nd row shows a fire that occurred in 1963. A couple of alumni of Walnut Hills High School are Theda Bara , Jerry Rubin.
First school built in 1895 at Burdett and Ashland Aves.
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Two school plays 1936-37 school choir
Present School built in 1931 at 3250 Victory Parkway
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2935 Hackberry St
Named after John Baptist Purcell, the first Archbishop of Cincinnati it was constructed in 1928. It was a high school for young men and was merged with the girls only Marion H.S. in 1981-82 and was renamed Purcell Marion H.S. The 2nd image shows the present school as it looks from above.
1910 6th grade class Alms Place & Chapel St. Name misspelled
With an increasing African American population in Walnut Hills, Reverend Dangerfield Early began a school for the children in his home in 1858. When Walnut Hills became part of Cincinnati in 1870, the school came under the jurisdiction of the Cincinnati Colored School System in 1870 and a new building was built in 1872. It was called the Elmwood Avenue School. In 1887 Ohio's Brown-Arnett Bill called for the phasing out of segregated schools. In an attempt to circumvent integration, in 1902 the name of the school was changed to Douglass Elementary School, named for the famous writer and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. The school ostensibly was open to any child in Cincinnati, but in reality became a magnet school for African American children. It was hoped that in an environment where there was no racial prejudice and an all African American faculty, the children would be able to learn unhindered by bigotry. The school indeed became a beacon for African American children, and many notable citizens including Wilber A. Page, minister of the Union Baptist Church, DeHart Hubbard, the first African American to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics (broad jump), and Jennie D. Porter, a teacher at Douglass who went on to found Harriet Beecher Stowe school attended. I put up the back of the 4th card because it was produced by a company that I did not know even existed. It was produced by the National Negro Post Card Co., Cincinnati Ohio. I will do some research and, hopefully find more information. (I am unable to locate any information on this Co. Can anyone help?)
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Harriet Beecher Stowe School
Harriet Beecher Stowe School is located at 635
St. Opened in 1923 as an all black jr. high school. The school was started by
Jennie Davis Porter who was it's principal until her death in July 1936 at the
age of 60. She started out as a teacher at the Douglass school above and after
the flood in 1911 left the families of black children in the West End homeless
and with no school, opened a private kindergarten. It quickly outgrew its space
and in 1914 a new public school started and was named after the author of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin", Harriet Beecher Stowe. Porter became its
principal for the next 22 years. Even though Porter had been teaching for two
decades she had never gotten any advanced degrees so, in 1919, she enrolled at
U.C. where she earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1923, a master's in
1925, and then became the first African-American to receive a doctorate from UC
The late Mayor of Cincinnati Theodore M Berry was a student. The construction of I-75 and all the associated roads around it forced the school to close. The building is now called Broadcast Center (last image) and houses studios for WXIX-WCVX-WDJO-WKRC-FOX-19.
Anderson High School Redskin Marching Band (1959)
Forrest Hills School District
These four cards show The Bartholomew Boarding School in Clifton.
Located on Evanswood Place, this was a college preparation school for girls.
Bond Hill School Carthage Public School
California & Maple Aves. 74th St. & Fairpark
Cleves Public School
In 1906 the building you see in the cards and photographs in the 2nd row below replaced an inadequate sized school called Resor Academy. It closed in 2004 and is now the Community Arts Center.
Clifton Public School at McAlpin & Clifton Aves.
College Hill High School Colerain High School
Founded in 1924
4th Grade Class
Elmwood Place Public School
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School dedication 1900
Evanston Public School. Corner Dana & Trimble Aves.
Central Fairmount Public School
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Elementary School built in 1905-06 Elementary School built in 1970
The first Central Fairmount Elementary School was built in 1905-06 at 2475 White Street and was used until they constructed a newer school next to it in 1930. It was used as temporary housing for Quebec Heights school in 2010, but was closed permanently in June 2012. It is up for auction on 11-06-12.
First Intermediate School at Clark and Baymiller Sts.
14th District School
George F. Sands School N. E. corner Poplar & Freeman
The 1st school at this corner was refered to as the 14th district school. It was replaced by the George F. Sands school in 1900. It was named after a former school principal and president of the National Baseball Association (1867-1868). It was changed from a neighborhood elementary school to a specialized school, Sands Montessori. It has been closed and was on the auction block on 11-06-12. I do not know the result of that auction. The images on the bottom row are photographs.
Glendale Public School
Guilford Public School 421 E. 4th Street
The Guilford School building is located on the site of Fort Washington. Constructed in 1914, this is where the boarding house of Jane Griffin stood and where Stephen Foster lived from 1846 to 1850 while working for a steamboat company.
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