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Now Public School 340

Picture posted by Jayar on May 23 '09

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Miriam Myrna Alexander

South Richmond Hill, NY

#1 Dec 28, 2009
I went to this junior high school and graduated in 1956. My favorite teacher was the sewing teacher Ms. Mary McCullough. She and I used the old "foot pedal" sewing machine.
Robert Marsh

United States

#2 Jul 26, 2010
I went to this school from 1944 - across the street to 1947. My graduating teacher was Miss Purdy. The principal was Dr. Korey. He died the summer after we graduated. I went to work as a teacher at Richmond Hill HS. His son, Ed Korey was the principal there. Quite a coincidence.
Hugh Zernickow

Jackson, MI

#3 Jun 18, 2011
Is this bldg. still standing? I graduated from it in 1936.
Thanks
Jayar

Westwood, NJ

#4 Jun 18, 2011
Check the Birds Eye View to see...

http://www.bing.com/maps/#JnE9LlZhbmRlcmJpbHQ...
Ben Taylor

Tempe, AZ

#5 Oct 31, 2011
It's still there!I attended PS9 middle school, at Sterling PL and Vanderbuilt Ave, from 1954 - 1956 until my family moved to Long Island. I loved the proximity to Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Recently I returned to visit and found the building still standing, shockingly looking very much the same as I remember.

It is no longer a school but still retains the name on its front. I has been converted to condos. I was able to go into the assembly yard where we met every morning before classes, and played hand ball against the still standing wall at its rear. A kind maintenance guy allowed me to go inside where I was pleasantly surprised to find little had changed and the Steel and slate rock stairs showing little wear.., this after over 100+ years.

While attending I gave little thought to its history and read the legend for the fist time. Built in the 1800s, shortly after the Civil War, and built to last, which it has done admirably. I was happy it was still there as it enabled me to walk into the past for a brief few moments. it'll probably be there for another 100years.

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