Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Lyndora School photo taken by me in the summer of 1990. The school was very wide and even with using a wide angle lens it was the best photo I could get because I would've had to stand on a homeowner's porch to take it. This is the part that isn't there now, anyway. I attended there from 1965-1967. I had Mr. Bedford for 5th grade and Miss Ewing fo 6th. I could've missed that whole 6th grade experience since she graded everything on writing.
Remember Ms. Ewing well, and not fondly. I went home for lunch so I wouldn't have to miss recess to re-do work she found deficient because of writing. What a waste of a year!That said, I also experienced Ms. Dunn in fourth grade at Lyndora school. She was a gem, and to this day remains my favorite teacher and the reason I decided on that profession as my career!
Who knows the exact address of this school? It was not on New Castle Street.
I do not know the exact number, but the school was located on Kohler Avenue at the top of the hill coming out of Lyndora.
According to the 1984 phone book, it was on Kohler Ave. in Lyndora.
Thanks for the help.
When I attended Lyndora for 7th & 8th grade back in 53' & 54' there was a huge deep gorge behind the school where the old Harmony Short Line streetcars used to go, limiting the playground area. I remember Miss Ewing and Mr Vahola as teachers.
The gorge and path of the tracks were still there through the 60s. We played in that area quite a bit as kids.
I attended Lyndora School in 5th and 6th grades - '48 - '50. On the West side of this building was the 3-story, 12-room Annex. I also remember that the gorge in back of the school was often used as an illegal dump. We would go down in the gorge and pick out newly dumped steel beer cans to use as footballs. The old steel cans had a conical top with a cap just like a bottle cap. If you threw it just right it would whistle. We also played "buck-buck" against the brick wall, and we played tackle, not touch, football. I can't imagine any school that would allow that today yet i can't recall any serious accidents beyond a few bruises and the occasional bloody nose.
I loved buck-buck! I was told I was the best player to go through the school.
I take it the areas behind school and next to the gym were not paved during the late '40s and early '50s. Is that correct?
That is correct. There was not pavement behind the school; it was just dirt and ashes.
Thanks! Was the sloped cement covered area where, I think, they would have loaded the fuel (not sure if it was coal or oil at my time) at the rear of the school then?
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