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PS 16
05-MAY-2005 Karl R. Josker

PS 16

939 Delaware Ave. Buffalo

Is no longer a school; has been converted to condominiums.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/320s f/13.0 at 22.0mm iso800 hide exif
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Date/Time05-May-2005 18:35:10
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length22 mm
Exposure Time1/320 sec
Aperturef/13
ISO Equivalent800
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White Balance (-1)
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Programshutter priority (2)
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Bob Wald 20-Jul-2014 17:17
Ah, memories. I attended 1946 to 1954 when I transferred to PS 66 in 6th grade. Lived on North Street and walked to school. In kindergarten had a crush on Miss Mosedale, and was "crushed" when she married and became Mrs. Daly (?sp). I remember Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Walsh well. Liked Mrs. Walsh a lot; I can still visualize her face. Liked Miss Healy and felt, even then, that she was a pretty good teacher. I'm now 73 and am recalling the old stuff better and better, the recent stuff less so.
Charles Parker 02-Dec-2012 04:20
I attended 3rd through 6th grade at PS 16 from 1964 to 1968. Mrs. Polakov was our principal, and Rueben Santiago Hudson, the actor whose life story is presented in the HBO film Lackawanna Blues, was my classmate and good friend.
George Olshevsky 13-Oct-2007 23:38
As an addendum to my previous comment, please forgive the typos "younf" for "young," and "Miss Brodie" for "Mrs. Brodie." Roger Swan's post reminded me of our gym teachers Miss Woltz and Mr. Kronman, who were still there when I was in Grades Four through Six. {I think that's how you spell his last name, without the "e." But please correct me if I am wrong.) I recall very well Mr. Kronman marching us around the two little gyms in the PS #16 basement. I must have exasperated him no end with my lack of coordination and fear of falling on my head and breaking something when he put us through ring exercises. Another teacher I had was Mr. Truell, for shop class ("industrial arts") in Grade Six. I still have a dog-shaped tie rack I constructed under his supervision. Other relics I have from PS #16 are two first-place trophies I won in the school's annual Hobby Shows, 1954 and 1955. I actually made it into the Buffalo Evening News the second year, with my exhbit of plasticene scale models of the solar system's planets and their satellites. The first year, I exhibited a collection of plasticene scale models of dinosaurs. The third year (1956) I won nothing, because the teachers didn't want me to get a swelled head and wanted other pupils to have a chance at a first-place award. That's really what they told me! My exhibit that year was a plasticene relief map of the world. (Plasticene and I have had a long history together.)

I also still have my class photographs from Grades Five and Six. As I recall, each Grade was divided into two classes (A and B), so each photo shows about half of the pupils in the Grade. I remember most of the kids in the photos by name. Wonder where they are now.
George Olshevsky 09-Oct-2007 06:39
I attended PS #16 from September 1950 to June 1957, Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. My teachers were (first names used when I can recall them): Miss Mosedale (Kindergarten), Mrs. Sullivan (First Primer), Alice O'Connor (First Grade), Miss Corridon (Second Grade), Miss Zitzer (Third Grade), Miss Gotte (Fourth Grade), Catherine Normanly (Fifth Grade), and Helen B. Warner (Sixth Grade). I also remember Miss Healy (or Healey) quite well, although I didn't have her for Third Grade, Miss Loos, who would have been my Seventh Grade teacher had I stayed at PS #16, and Miss Brodie, who taught Eighth Grade, particularly science. The principal was Charles W. Baumler through Grade Four, when he was replaced by Gertrude B. Maloney. Most of my teachers were little old ladies and have probably long since passed away, but Miss Gotte was younf and pretty and may still be with us. I tried to locate her after I moved out of that district (and atttended PS #54 for Seventh and Eighth Grade), and learned that she had entered a convent. Very warm memories of all these ladies.
Roger Swan 22-Aug-2006 20:26
An addition to the previous message: If anybody from the 1950 graduating class is still around and happens to see this message, it would be great to get in contact and relive the early years. Remember Mrs. Dillon's 6th grade 2 minute talks that we had to give?
During the 40's & 50's you had what I feel were "REAL" teachers. They taught 'ALL' subjects in the same classroom. There were 5 rows of 10 seats and we even had added portable seats in the back of the room. (And the teachers of this day complain about class size!!)
In those days if you didn't pass the yearly examination you stayed behind and took the same grade studies all over again.
If I remember right the teachers of that time period from the 3rd to 8th grade were as follows: 3rd - Miss Healy, 4th - Miss Sutherland, 5th - Mrs. Desmond, 6th - Mrs. Dillon, 7th - Miss Goetz, - 8th - Mrs. Brodie, art teacher was Miss Fox, girls gymteacher was Miss Woltz, boys gym teacher was Mr. Leo Kroneman
Guest 19-Aug-2006 00:56
Went to this school during the 1940's - grades 3 thru 8, graduated in 1950. Enrolled at McKinley Vocational High School the next year.