1920s or 30s middle school from my home town

A meeting place for regulars to discuss the lighter side of old-houses.

Moderators: oldhouse, TinaB, Don M, Schag

1920s or 30s middle school from my home town

Postby YinzerMama on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:41 pm

I never went to this school because while I identify with Munhall I actually lived in a weird pocket that was technically city of Pittsburgh. I took gymastics here, though, and got to see the gym. Not much. This was torn down a few years back now but here are some pics from someone who slipped inside. The old house dork in me in in awe. Those light fixtures... all that woodwork.. City of Pittsburgh has some awesome old buildings as well but I can't remember lights like these. Actual "school house" lights in many of the rooms. I remember having those rectangular flourescent ones with the fins...

Anyway. Ton of pics. Pretty cool. Sad they tore it down.

http://www.munhall-steelvalley-rifle.com/Woodlawn.html

Scroll down for the whole list of pics... auditorium is esp. amazing IMO.
Image
1938 or '39 craftsman-like bungalow-like kinda thing
YinzerMama
 
Posts: 1487
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:52 am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: 1920s or 30s middle school from my home town

Postby wletson on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:25 am

We still have two of the original "school house" fixtures in our place. One in the dining room, one in one of the spare bedrooms. I'm always really really careful when I am cleaning them. I would absolutely hate to break one.
Image1883 Schoolhouse, rural Ontario, Canada
warren
wletson
 
Posts: 2428
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:22 pm
Location: Ayr, Ontario

Re: 1920s or 30s middle school from my home town

Postby YinzerMama on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:08 pm

A friend of mine lives on that street and thinks all the lights etc were in there when they demo'd it. :cry:

I can't believe through all the vandilism etc the lights were still intact...
Image
1938 or '39 craftsman-like bungalow-like kinda thing
YinzerMama
 
Posts: 1487
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:52 am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: 1920s or 30s middle school from my home town

Postby cadrad on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:57 pm

all those fixtures and doors and cabinets, miles of oak trim just carted away to a landfill...
Steven R.
muskegon MI
Charles E. Johnson house
1916 prairie style
Image
visit my new profile at http://www.wavyglass.org
cadrad
 
Posts: 441
Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 8:10 am

Re: 1920s or 30s middle school from my home town

Postby housecrazy sarah on Tue May 01, 2012 10:50 pm

Sad indeed! At least there are pics... :(
check out my crazy (but humble) house blog: http://www.house-crazy.com/
housecrazy sarah
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:39 pm
Location: Colorado


Return to The Hangout Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest