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there are pictures of school#1 in a book called school days of yesterday by G. morton weed
I attended school #1 from 1970 until 1974 and would look like to know if there's any pictures or any importation regarding the records of the school. I lived right across the street.
My mom attended St. Mary's Business School and graduated in 1960 or 61. Her name at the time was Barbara Jablonski. She had previously attended Holy Angels and transferred to St. Mary's in either her sophomore or junior year.
Joe, I went to #59 about that same time. Had Miss Conroy for 5th grade.
Looking for a photo of PS 59 on Glenwood Ave. Went to school there from K - 6. 1956-62 Just found my 1st. grade class picture. Miss Conroy was my favorite teacher. Lots of memories but no pictures.
Patricia D Hamilton
Pat .... Does anyone know of someone who graduated from St. Mary's Business School in 1955 with the initials RTB? A friend of mine found their graduation ring and would like to contact the person. Thanks, My email is email@example.com
Hello my name is Hilda Navarro .. I think I graduated in 1978 from ps75 over at Fillmore st and I would like to find mrs.brown I think her first name was Elizabeth but I can't find her n e where. I miss her and would like to know how she is .. If anyone knows n e thing about her plz email me quick. Mrs brown plz message me if up you are here , thank u
PS 52 was torn down and replaced with a US Post Office. Sometime prior to 2000.
PS33 class of 1978 the 33 Giants and the Valley Hurricanes the best time of my childhood
Growing up for a short while on Lang near Bailey, I attended PS 71 on the corner of Lang and Newberg for 5th and 6th grades. Seventh and eighth grades were spent as a "crossing guard" at PS 82 near Cortland and Suffolk Ave. For a short while (1961-63) I attended Kensington High School but left for the mid-west (Missouri). I particularly remember a little store on the corner of Roslyn and Lang where we would stop and return found pop bottles and buy "penny candy" after school.
Great site! Thanks. I attended 5 elementary and high schools while growing up in Buffalo: I graduated Cardinal Dougherty HS 1975, where I spent my junior & senior year. Before that, St. Joes (2 years, didn't quite fit in there), PS 81 (5th through 8th), PS 21 (1st through 4th) and Holy Angels Parish on Porter and West for Kindergarten. Had some GREAT teachers and I credit my Buffalo education for all I've accomplished in life - but the ones that stand out are Brother John Shinsky (CDHS, History), Mr. Joe Chaya (St Joe's, Freshman Dean), Miss Meyers (PS 21, 3rd and 4th Grade) and Mrs. McKenna (PS 21, first grade). I left Buffalo in 1979 to join the USAF but Buffalo has never left me. I get back as often as I can and I wish you all the best!
# 9 was demolished and a new firehouse was built on the site the old firehouse is now a church. Bishop O.Hern is a building in limbo sadly decaying away. I was a Holy Name grad....55 joanne
I attended kindergarden at a public school near or on Genesee St and Box Ave. then attended St. Matthew's on Wyoming & East Ferry till 6th grade(then we moved). The years would have been 54 to 61. Anyone have any photos of class pictures. Some teachers names"
Sister David Marie, Miss Quinn, Sister Lucille. Thanks, Maureen Meegan Morabito, Silver Creek NY
AT MAX I WENT TO SCHOOL # ONE TOO AND THERE IS NO RECORDS OR PIC OF THE SCHOOL AND OF THE RECORDS THAT WE ATTENDED THERE..SO I GUESS WE WENT STIAGHT TO HIGH SCHOOL CAUSE THE GRAMMER RECORDS ARE GONE
Does anyone out there have a class photo of the kindergarten class of 1956 Public School #1 that was on Hudson and Busti Street. I would appreciate it very much if someone had a copy and emailed it to me, or have an idea how I could obtain one. Thanks
Michael Louis De Luca
Can anyone help me with the PS # for the school on Rother Ave. near Walden that burned to the ground around 1963. I believe it was 57 but can't confirm that. I graduated PS #9 in 1955 and Seneca in 1959. Any photo's of #9 or #57 available? Hi Dave Q, I'm still playing trumpet at 70.
christine Rodak Ventura
I am looking for a copy of a photo of a former public school #21 that was located at 1000 Hertel avenue(near Delware Ave. I graduated back in 1962 but it was torn down maybe in the 80's then a fays drug store was put in. I know work at 1000 hertel avenue at Child Care Resouse network, and would like a photo of the school. Can you help me out, I checked with the Buffalo Rocket and I Thought they printed a photo of it before it came down. They wouldn't look that far back for me. Only thing I have is a photo of our class on the front lawn not showing the school that much.
Funny thing how things "come around". Graduated from PS 21, teachers I remember are Mrs. Axelrod, Mrs. Valente, Mrs Waterbury - loved her geography classes and the stories she read to us, Mrs Brown in Music class - couldn't sing a note so she told me to just move my lips at graduation. Well - the building is down and a new one is up....and my twin sister is now back on the site working in the new building.
I grad. from PS 21 in 1964, 7 grade teacher Mrs Navaro, 8 grade Mrs Valente, 6 th grade Mrs Axelrod gym teacker Mr. Korman. Visited Buffalo about a year ago school gone old house still in good shape on Cheltenham
paula, went to PS52 for kindergarden, bishop neuman for high school would love to see them
Dolores (Shantler) Sheele
Why no picture of PS37 on Carlton Street between Orange and Peach Streets, the old Fruit
Belt, Buffalo, NY. The building is still there, probably under another name, but PS37 is still marked in the stonework. I graduated from 8th grade in June 1948 and wondered if there were any records listing the names and pictures of the 1948 classmates.
Does anyone have information available or know of a web-site referencing high school fraternities in Buffalo from the early to late sixties. Examples: Kappa Tau (KT), Beta Phi, Kappa Phi, Phi Beta, Tau Kappa Beta (TKB), Alpha Gamma Phi, etc. This seems to be lost information. If any information is available; please post.
PS#21. I which there was a picture, and a picture of that gym equipment and the red velvet stage curtain. In 1969,some teachers included A. Navarro, B. Meyers, Mrs. Slayback, Mrs. Ethel Henshaw,Mrs.Wiseburg. Somebody help me out here!I'm looking for a classmate, Kathy J. I've been gone from Buffalo 33 years, but still remember some things from that school so clearly.
Lincoln School PS#44 still stands amongst the ruins of the east side on Broadway. A wonderful school I attended from 1965-1970; when Malecki's Meats & Paner's Store still stood across the street. A great era to grow up on the school playground & Lincoln Gym/playground. Baseball on "Rockyfeller" field across from the fire station further down Broadway, street hockey on Person St., sledding & ice hockey in the fields @ Schlenker st...Giza Delicatessen & Kaminski's store for a bottle of RC or Pepsi....A special time.....
I have found a class ring to Fosdick Masten Vocational school class of 1963. It says metal and arts on the inside of the ring. It has a purple stone in the ring. Drop me an e-mail if any info is available on who it may belong to.
Lol @ your life.
Lol @ Class of 2010. Mr. Cecala teaches at St. Mark's on Woodward Avenue* Class of 2010 sucks, kthanks.
Class of 2010
Frank cecala now teaches at st mark school in buffalo on Woodbridge. He teaches English literature and directs 2 plays a year. I am this year graduating from st marks. Class of 2010 8th grade!!!!! Wooohoooo. But mr cecala is the best teacher anyone could ask for
i attended WARREN g. Harding elementary school back in 1963 and can't find any info on this school and would like to find out a my 5th grade teachers first name and how I could locate her, she had a real impact on my life and I would love to find her. Her name was Ms. Bonadio and the school adress was on Riverdale Dr. in Buffalo, Ny. I would appreciate it very much for any information you can give me
Mary Digesare WOW !!!!! I was a friend of yours back then wow I remember mr stewmiller at gym and we had a kid in school who was so smart I wonder what ever happen to billy. well thats for the memory.
where is cardinal dougherty it was on hurtle and grant on the left just wondering I miss bufflo but not the snow
Wish you had a picture of PS 52 which I believe is torn down now. I went there in the early 60's.
would love to see more schools. Great site
I graduated P.S.21 in 1958 when LV Norton was the principal and the following teachers were the ones I can remember: K-Poole, 3-Hughes, 4-weisberg,5-Carnes, 6-Harrison, 7-Valente, 8-Allen, Janitor - Mr. Weed.
School #59 was demolished as was St Mary Magdalene School on Fillmore Ave. Both gone. I also went to 59 for kindergarten and then to St Mary Magdalene up to 7th grade in 1969. That whole area is like a war zone. So many buildings and homes are gone.
Whatever happenned to PS 47 on Pratt Street? MY brothers and I went there between the years 1945-1955 (that may be ancient to some of you). There was a music teachr there named Mr. Scott. Doe anyone remember him? He wrote a song called "Ours is the World." It's an excellent song and I would like to post it in our school's newspaper. I need Mr. Scotts's first name. If anyone remembers him and knows his first name, please leave a comment. Thanks
Frank Cecala. Everything I ever needed to know I learned in Frank Cecala's class. I love shakespear, I love Poe, and I love being an English teacher! PS22, 1968
Barbara Menders Kornacki
My sister and I were just talking about our grammar school #71 on Newburgh Ave and what a great a school it was. The interior was so nice and well cared for. There was even a courtyard garden in the center. We were there in the late 50's and early 60's. So many good memories. If there are any publications or sites with interior photos I would love
to know about them.
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Marsha Bates Schmidt
I went to PS#30 on Elmwood Ave just east of West Ferry. I attended #30 from 69-74 when my parents moved to Clarence. It was later torn down and an M&T bank is now there. I didnt see anyone mention this school and when I look up PS#30 I am directed to a school that still exists. If anyone remebers this school and has a photo of it I would love to see it
Who is looking for Steve Adamczyk, Jack Turlington, and Ernie McGregor? Steve Adamczyk was working at the zoo as a retirement job. Uncle Jack was in Louisiana long ago, and Uncle Ernie in Oklahoma I think. Steve Adamczyk still lives on North Park in North Buffalo.
Christine (r) v.
Where is PS #21, How about a photo.its has been torn down, but it was part of North Buffalo.I grad. in '62,we had the largest class and 5 sets of twins,(I'm one of the). Went on to Riverside HS and grad in '66.(grad with 9 sets of twins)Had the greatest football team back in '62-66. Go Frontiers.(#21 was at 1000 Hertel ave, I know work
on the site of 1000 Hertel Ave- I came my full circle.)
Does anyone remember the Scools PS #1 and #71 on the Lower West Side? I would love to sse any building or class photos from th mid 60s to mid 70s!
nick (Buffalo Soldier in Sutton,NH)
What happened to Ps #87 latter known as Clinton Junior High School? It was on Clinton St near Pine. I spent 3 wonderful years there. Also I don't see PS # 15
Susan Stevens Calverley
I attended PS #9 on Bailey, near Doat Street. That picture is not listed? What happened to it?
I attended public school #37 on Carlton. I know they renamed it. Can't remember the name though. I graduated in 1973. Sheila Bryant email..firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two more elementay schools that are missing. May have been demolished or converted before these historical school photos were taken?? In the very early 1940's I attended school PS 48 which was located on Edna Pl. between Masten Ave. and Michigan Ave. The other school was PS 39 which was located on High St. about 2-3 blocks West from where High St. intersected Genessee St.
What ever happened to PS#52...It was on Grant st. I also attended PS#56
No one has mentioned School 59....I only went to Kindergarten there...and then went on to St. Mary Magdalene....but I would love to see a picture of it. I seem to remember it being on Glenwood Avenue..off of Fillmore
I attended Campus North. PS #63 and I just recently took a drive by to show my children where Mommy went to school. It is no longer open which is sad, but just seeing the building helps the memories flood back - Dancing in Mrs. Roseanne Giganti's ballroom classes, doing plays and drama with Frank Cecala- not to mention that his English classes are what inspired me t be an English teacher myself!!
To: James LaPorte, Did you know Jack Turlington, Ernie McGregor, Steve Adamczyk, Jimmy Winger... Please Contact me Donald R Turlington. 910-525-5152 or email@example.com Thanks. Jack ( Richard) is my Uncle living in Alenandria, Lousiana
Hi, I'm Stephanie Bucholtz.
I Attend at Riverside Hoghschool.
It's a Pretty Natural School.
Well...Now it's being "Re-modeled" on my Last year.
But yeah it's cool, I love the people here,
some of the better Teachers lefted to #51 Black Rock Academy.
That is also my old school.
Well yeah it's cool.
Wow...I didn't know Mr. Cecala was still teaching! He was one of my favorite teachers at Campus North (#63)...what private school is he teaching at???
MARY MANTELLI- If you didn't know.. I graduated from Mr. Cecala's 8th grade this year. What a small world! He now teaches private school. He always has many stories of school 22. Did he still only use a binder back then? -Quinn ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Looking for 1962 8th grade small, History Book "Queen City, or City of Good Neighbors" used when attending PS #82 ("Easton, Weston, All around Town, Scool 82 is the best school around!)
iam patricia muscato baez. Gee, I went to st, marys business school 65-67. What memories. I would LOVE a yearbook, anyone know where i can buy one?
Mary (DiGesare) Mantelli
I attended PS # 22 from 1965 - 1974. What a great school. Mr. Frank Cecala, the middle school English teacher there, taught us so much about the English language that I never learned another thing in high school or college that he hadn't already taught me. He is the reason that I am a teacher today. My old school is one that has since been converted to apartments, but I still drive by from time to time if I am in Buffalo visiting family. This is a great site - brought back many wonderful memories.
i attended PS 65 on skillen street in the 50'5-60's, why isn't it on here, is it gone?
What ever happened to a picture of PS 65 on skillen street in black rock? That is my old PS, is it still around?
HI- YOU FORGOT SCHOOL #82, EASTON AVENUE!
To James LaPorte, PS 52 (Grant/Bird Sts.) was torn down in 1980/81, a year before I was due to graduate. I still miss that school. A post office is at that location now. Any pics from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
Patricia Herr Winter
I attended School 48 on Edna Place. I wish I had a picture of it.
My husband Louis attended Burgard.
We thank you for this site!
I went to school 66 during the seventies. It was truly a neighborhood school...lots of great memories. In responding to a previous comment, the principal's name was Mr. Fairlie, and Mrs. Beck as the assistant principal. Before Mr. Fairlie, it was Mrs. Ballard.
K. (Krygier) T.
K.(Krygier) T. 19-Feb-2008 18:11
Me, my three older brothers, my younger sister, our dad, and my two uncles all went to School 44 (or, "Lincoln"). I went there K-8, 1976-1985. We lived a block away on Peck St. We played in the concrete playground in the back. I belonged to the Ranger Rick club that planted the little tree near the door on the right. Bells supermarket was across the street. We moved away from the neighborhood in 1988.
I neglected to leave my email addr...email@example.com.
I went to PS 19 from 1965-66. My K teacher was Ms Kruhm and my 1st grade teacher was Miss Fontaine. We moved to Riverside and I went to PS 60, teachers...2nd-Miss Alt, 3rd-Mrs Woods, 4th-Dr. Mart, 5th-Miss Boblak, 6th-Miss Otis. I know this is a long shot, but if these names are recognizable and you attended 1966-71, feel free to contact me. I have lost all my class pics and would like help in replacing them. My name is Alan and I lived on Gallatin Ave. It would be nice to share fond memories. Thank you...firstname.lastname@example.org.
I went to PS 19 from 1965-66. My K teacher was Ms Kruhm and my 1st grade teacher was Miss Fontaine. We moved to Riverside and I went to PS 60, teachers...2nd-Miss Alt, 3rd-Mrs Woods, 4th-Dr. Mart, 5th-Miss Boblak, 6th-Miss Otis. I know this is a long shot, but if these names are recognizable and you attended 1966-71, feel free to contact me. I have lost all my class pics and would like help in replacing them. My name is Alan and I lived on Gallatin Ave. It would be nice to share memories. Thank you.
What ever happened to ps# 52. The school was located on Grant st. Any pictures?
Not good having a picture of Canisius HS and omitting the rival better school St. Joe's !! (St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute on Kenmore Ave)
Why would you not have a picture of one of the oldest girls schools in the U.S.? Buffalo Seminary Est. 1851, which is what the 20th Century Club was built for the women alums of this Alma Mater.
The story of Buffalo Seminary began in 1851 when a group of philanthropic citizens established an all-girls school that ranged from kindergarten through the first two years of college. The school, then called The Buffalo Female Academy, was located in Johnson Cottage near the corner of Delaware Avenue and Johnson Park. In 1889, the school changed its name to Buffalo Seminary and its curriculum was structured to meet the requirements of Smith, Vassar, Wellesley, and other leading colleges for women. Ten years later, Sem began offering courses limited to grades 9 through 12.
Evelyn Roach (Wimmer)
I am the only one that wonders what happened to PS 65? I lived on Albemarle in Riverside & left in the late 40's. Would love to hear from anyone that I knew - would have to identify themselves in the subject line or if I don't recognize you, I won't read. I think PS65 was on Skillen in Riverside. Thanks for the pictures - I love reminiscing & miss Buffalo, but couldn't take the cold anymore.
David F. Quagliana
It is nice to see school 68 that was at the end of my street - I grew up on Westminster Avenue - and of course the high school I graduated from - Seneca Vocational. I was on the stage crew at Seneca for 3 years, which helped my get the Electrician - Sound man job at Memorial Auditorium. Three cheers for the Buffalo Public Schools.
Don't forget all the parochial(sp?)elementary/ parish schools and SJCI, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute which used to be on Main St (then became Bishol Fallon) and is now out in Kenmore.
George T. Apfel
I went to PS #81 in Kindergarden and PS #21 in 1962-63. My brother John Apfel graduated in 1963 from PS #21- Ronnie, he was in your class. I still vividly remember the principal- Mr. Harry P. Green!
Mary lou Flanagan
This is a great site but could you please add The Buffalo Seminary 207 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo NY 14422
Hey I love the collection. But can you add Leonardo Da Vinci on Porter & Performing Arts on Masten.
Hi, I am Judy Jones Middleton and I want to thank you for taking me on a journey that will never be forgotten. Born and raised in Buffalo I will always be proud and will always remember where I came from. So many memories rush back, so many wonderful experiences, so many great people. Ahhhhhh, to go back, just once again.
I went to P.S. 16, Delaware Ave., K -8th grade. Graduated 1944 and went to Buffalo Technical High School (all boys). Graduated from the College Prep. course in 1948. Never did go to college though. Tech High was a huge building. It was closed in the late '50s. Good memories.
I graduated from PS 21 in 1963 and attended Riverside High for 1 year then moved to the burbs (Williamsville). These pictures bring back memories....
Good old South Buffalo, South Park, Bishop Timon. I graduated in 59. Crystal beach etc. What a tribute to our families, lives and spirit. 998 Broadway. I used to love the Ring Bologna at Sattler's. Such a life in the 40's and 50's, Soooo many memories. Cazenovia park, both swimming and ice skating in the summer.........wow!! Thanks ever so much.
I went to Public School 15 on Oak Street near Goodell. It was a very old school built in the early 1800's no doubt. It had wrought iron fences. One yard for the boys and one for the girls. We lined up in the morning and walked single file to our class room while the record player played a marching song. We said our leagence to the flag and a pray every morning. Our 4th grade teacher threw books at us from across the room if we day dreamed. One teacher broke a wooden ruler over my head. I didn't dare tell my parents or I would have gotten it again. We never chewed gum or sat on top of our desks or wore a hat in class. I was in 8th grade in 1940.
What happened to P.S.#77?
Where is School #67? I graduated in 1958. Helen O'Rourke was the principal. I can remember we could NEVER walk on the grass; we squared corners like little soldiers. Miss Barnette was my kindergarten teacher, Miss Oswick for math in 7th grade and Miss Wilson for 8th grade. Mrs. Woods made music exciting and I still remember singing many college fight songs in her class. We went from class to class in single file; square danced in gym. As the girls and boys stood in line on each side of the gym, there was great anticipation and counting to see who your partner would be. I remember planting tulip bulbs in pots in the fall, putting them in the ground and digging them up in the spring for Mother's Day.
Great site! Enjoyed reminising.
What ever happened to #9 school and Bishop O'Hern High School?
Its a shame that P.S. #71 has closed, many wonderful memories while my sister and I attended the school and my mother worked as an aide.
Where is Leonardo davinci High School????
PS 11 was a great place to learn and play with Schiller Park right across the street.The class of '57 planning a reunion in June '07. Call Neal Reynolds for details 716 668 2984
Wonderful pictures. I collect postcards of Buffalo city schools. Fosdick Masten Girls Vocational High School is now Buffalo City Honors School.
Dr. Robert J. Pellegrine
WOW Both good old #19 and Lafayette HS. Thanks. Brings tears to these 80 year old eyes
Went to PS 78 (glad it's still in use) and Burgard HS. Don't rember metal detectors and guards being used back then. How times have changed.
Thanks for this. We left Buffalo in 78, but it feels like yesterday. After spending an afternoon on your site, I'm ready to go back. By the way, what happened to PS 67? I didn't see it on the list.
Awesome Page but what school 91 (build acadmey) located @ 340 Fougeron Street
Hey!!! Has anyone gone to South Park High? It's the best Public School Ever!!! The faculty members are great!!! It's so homey at South Park. The people are very kind and accepting. You can find great friends here too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks South Park For EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I went to school 1. My eight grade graduation was in 71. I spent one year at Hutch Tech, then my family left Buffalo. School one, I understand, has since been torn down. That 7th/8th grade staff there was outstanding. Does anyone know how I could get in touch with any of those old teachers and say thank you? (Manishefski[mispelled],Wright[maiden name Brown],Piel,and Soconi)
I don't see a photo of my grade school PS 82. Has it been closed down?
Yes, P.S. 66 has been renovated and is beautiful, as are all of the renovated schools, including; #19, #31, #38, #67, #74, #80, Emerson High School, and East High School. Look for schools #37, #69, and #82 to be completed soon.
No doubt about it, school #66 was and probably is still a beauty. So many wonderful memories. Mr. Farley was Principal, Mrs. Beck Assistant Principal. That was in the 70's, an older woman was before him, but I can't remember her name. I remember her from when I was in Kindergarten. I was in the first portable classroom on the side of the property, that was in 1st grade. This probably had to be the best time to be a child. I'd love to see photos of School 66. I've heard they are renovating the place, is this true?
Where's school #66, North Park Middle Academy? :) That is a beautiful building, set on a beautiful piece of land! When approaching it from Parkside, it looms ahead of you in the distance and is an architectural force to be reckoned with! Maybe I'm biased, because I'm the art teacher there, but I think it makes for great photographs. :)
Anyone have a photo of school #9? Was located between Burgard Place and Baily Ave.
Garnell, These schools are all in Buffalo (note the title "The Schools of Buffalo"). St. Joe's is in Kenmore.
Nice Pix but Why isnt Saint Joesephs Colligiate institute up there (thats the school i attend) ??
Nancy Pettus (Gwitt)
Was surprised to see St. Marys Business School was still standing. Went there from 54 to 56. Any one out there from those years please contact me. Would love to chat with you. I am now in Arizona. Have no family left in NY, but do get back there once in a while. email@example.com
This was an amazing opportunity to "visit' Buffalo while I was sitting at my computer in NJ. I loved seeing my alma mater, South Park. I loved the bars and the shots of Crystal Beach. Thanks, Karl for sharing your work with us. Jackie Held-Rubin
I would love to see a picture of Elmwood Franklin and Calasanctius.
Whether it is your intention or not, you are, by putting together your galleries on Buffalo, creating a remarkable architectural history of your beloved city. Perhaps a worthwhile project for any of us to consider.
I left Buffalo in 77, I returned in 86 to have my first child at Mercy, where most of my family was born. What happened to PS 72? If anyone can tell me, I would like to know. I remember the blizzard of 77 as well. I attended Cloverbank Ele, and PS 72.
I really enjoyed the website. I was surprised to find St. Mary's Business School that is where I went to high school most people have never heard of it.
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