union settlement house on momroe st
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#1 Sep 30, 2012
anybody remember this plsce?
#2 Sep 30, 2012
spelled monroe wrong.
#3 Oct 8, 2012
Remember it well. The old Settlement House was on Washington St.beside the Liberty Threater then it moved to Jefferson I think, one block south of Monroe where the overpass is now. It was called Settlement House because it was a Union Hall. They had wrestling matches there and drew some big name. Us street kids learned enough boxing to defend ourselves.
#4 Oct 8, 2012
when were u there?
The union settlement house in the 50's to 60's
was located on Monroe where the by pass is now.
It was a united way funded project in those days.
There was a basketball court and baseball field
a play ground and activities inside the building.
I learned to play chess there by a program directer name was bob thompson.
#5 Jan 29, 2013
I started pre school at USH in 1958 and my teachers name was Ms.marjorie.From 1958 to 1965 I practically lived there.The playground was where I learned to play chess and a variety of other games. What a great place to grow up!
#6 Feb 2, 2013
I bet i knew u then. I hung out at USH every day. I lived on
Monroe close to Linden Ave.
#7 Oct 8, 2013
Were there 2 Liberty Theaters? One was at 14 E High St which opened about 1908-10.
#8 Oct 15, 2013
I RECALL ONE ON HIGH STREET AND ONE ON MAIN STREET
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