Here's Max Moore, center fielder for the Downtown team in 1912. The location is surprising: "This scene near present site of Legion Hall" according to Arline Moore. My best guess is she wrote these captions in the 1930s or 40s.
So where was the American Legion Hall in that era? I found a picture in our archives of the Legion Hall which indicates from 1930 to 1959 it was in the Heights at the site of the former "Pleasant View School," a junior high. Sure enough the Legion Hall appears on the 1942 Sanborn map at the SE corner of 11th and June Streets. And sure enough it appears on the 1928 Sanborn as "Heights Public School" a block away from the high school on May Street. Just when I thought I knew it all...
I think the two story building in the far background is the high school, and the two story building to the right is the Heights Public School. Max Moore may be returning from the ball field at Belmont and 12th, or headed to the field behind the high school. The lot he is crossing is now the block which contains the county public health offices, The Farm Stand, and the Pine Street Bakery.
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The 11th and June Street location was where local Memorial Day parade originated from.
susie irwin on 12th April 2017 @ 7:55am
I think the Heights must have been beautiful and peaceful.
L.E. on 12th April 2017 @ 9:20am
I would enjoy seeing more pictures of the old Heights.
Bill Seaton on 12th April 2017 @ 10:55am
And the large barn behind the pine tree to the right must have been the draying business. I forget who owned it. It was a lovely old barn. The Sloan Medical Building is on that site now.
Melody Shellman on 12th April 2017 @ 12:49pm
Is there more information or any photos on the Pleasant View School? I'd love to know more about it.
Melody Shellman on 12th April 2017 @ 12:51pm
The July 7, 1910 Glacier announced the new teachers for next year. Pleasant View are Vera Stewart, Mabel Claxton, Anna Vannet, Lelia Hershner, and Frances Evans.
Perhaps Pleasant View was not just a school but a development area platted in 1889?
L.E. on 12th April 2017 @ 3:43pm
More pictures of the school? I have a nice one queued up for tomorrow. I also have one from the American Legion days queued up in a week or two.
Arthur on 12th April 2017 @ 7:29pm
From the June 8, 1889 HR Glacier page 3:
"The base ball club met last Saturday for practice up in Pleasant View. The ground is the best in the state and the club may be if they practice enough. As it is they are ready to meet the clubs of our neighboring towns.
L.E. on 8th June 2017 @ 11:00pm