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Lincoln Elementary School

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Built in 1896, this picture shows the Cedar Street School and the addition that was completed in 1905.

Lincoln Elementary School.

Built in 1896, this picture shows the Cedar Street School and the addition that was completed in 1905. The school was renamed Lincoln in 1920 and in 1956 the new Lincon Elementary School opened on Frederick Street. The Cedar Street School was razed and a neighborhood playground was built on the land.

Picture of Cedar Street School taken 1904-5 school year. The building was located on Cedar and Cherry Streets.


Cedar Street School as it appeared when built in 1896.

Cedar Street School as it appeared when built in 1896 .PO1.1213

Cedar Street school after the addition was built in 1905.

Cedar Street school after the addition was built in 1905. PO1.1214

First grade class at Cedar St. school in 1900

First grade class at Cedar St. school in 1900. In the front row, fourth from the right is Tony Bernard, fifth from right is Philamena Marsico. Second row, third from left is Mamie Revella Marino. Back row, third from left is Mary Marsico. PO1.1212


Cedar Street School became Lincoln School in 1920.

Cedar Street School became Lincoln School in 1920.

Notice how the young trees in photo above (PO1.1214) have grown.

The color photograph shows Lincoln School prior to its demolition in 1956.

 

Arbor Day at Lincoln School in the 1930s.
As told by: Gino Spalvieri

It was reported that the entire student population and teachers went outside and made a circle around the custodian, Mr. Walton. He had just finished digging a hole for the young maple tree. However, before he planted the tree, he placed a large paste jar in the hole. In the jar were the names of the students and teachers. This paste jar became Cedar (Lincoln) school’s time capsule.

Cedar Street School was built in 1896 with an addition added on in 1905. Renamed Lincoln School in 1920 and it was razed in 1956. During those years many children attended the school which was located between Cedar and Cherry Streets. It’s hard to imagine a school building so large on the space we can see today as a vacant lot (1956-2021). Today, there are single-family homes built in 2022 on this site. The tree, a silver maple, still stands straight and tall in the southwest corner of the lot.


This is Lincoln Elementary School that was located at 960 Frederick Avenue in Niles and was dedicated in 1956.

This is Lincoln Elementary School that was located at 960 Frederick Avenue in Niles and was dedicated in 1956. It was demolished and a new K-2 school was built on this site. The new school opened in Fall 2013.



The new Primary School with grades K-2 is located on Frederick Streett and was dedicated in the Fall of 2013.
The new Primary School with grades K-2 is located on Frederick Street and was dedicated in the Fall of 2013.

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