With the Labor Day holiday thoughts switch to school and winter. I think this image captures both very well.
These kids sure have a lot of energy to work off. It's recess time at the old Park Street school. This must be before 1921, when this building was replaced with a brick structure.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1900s Fun_Friday Park_Street Park_Street_school school sled snow
A lot of "newbies" to Hood River do not know that there was ever a school where the play structures are now. I am sure some of us older residents had kids that attended Park Street School.
judy on 7th September 2015 @ 10:21am
I assume we are on the back side of the school, where later the brick school was built?
Will we see photos of the brick school?
In case you don't click on the tags....there are a lot of comments about this school at photos #714 and #1021.
By the way Arthur....my thoughts haven't switched yet to winter. That looks cold.
L.E. on 7th September 2015 @ 12:55pm
I've only seen one picture of the brick school, and it's not quite high enough resolution to post. If anyone has a picture of the brick Park Street School, let me know.
Arthur on 7th September 2015 @ 6:36pm
I'd suspect that's a slide vs a stairway along the side of the building- ... can anyone confirm that ?
Steve r on 8th September 2015 @ 1:23pm
I attended Park Street (brick building) in 1966-1967, and my father , Marv Turner was principal then. (My grandmother Lanora Frick) was principal at Coe Primary.
Susan Turner on 8th September 2015 @ 7:11pm
When I initially looked at this there was something whirling around in the cob webs of my mind. Finally figured it out. This looks so much like a Currier and Ives..............
Charlott on 1st October 2015 @ 7:17am
I also remember principal Frick at Coe Primary school. My first grade teacher was Mrs Pansey Disken. I entered the school in 1947 I believe and attended until I was promoted to Park Street school. Not sure I have spelled Mrs Diskens name correctly.
gerald w morgan on 1st July 2017 @ 2:17pm
Does anyone remember tnat peculiar piece of playground equipment on the northeast corner of the Coe Primary schoolgrounds. I believe it was actually on the lawn. My mom had seen one before and she called it a "giant stride." I don't think I ever heard anybody else call it anything.It had about a dozen narrow trapeezes hanging from a wheel at the top of a tall pole. Kids would grab onto the trapeezes and run around the pole (all in the same direction, of course) and as soon as the momentum built up, kids' feet would fly off the ground. I think the wheel at the top must have been set at a slight angle, so that once in awhile one of your feet would touch the ground, and you'd push hard with your tiptoes and keep the whole thing flying around. It could be a lot of fun, if you liked having your arms pulled out of their sockets. Whatever happened to that thing, I wonder.
Barbara Parsons on 12th December 2020 @ 6:48pm