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                Coxe Memorial School, Freeland


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History of Freeland, Pa.
Schools


What's on this page:

  • Memories of the "Hill school" --- NEW! ---
  • Schools listed on maps and in directories
  • Some early school boards
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MEMORIES OF THE "HILL SCHOOL"

In August 2017 I received email from Larry Maso in response to a question I'd sent him regarding the public school that used to be on School street near Vine street. He remembered the school (both he and his sister Ethel attended it), but he thought his friend Paul would remember more. Sure enough, Larry wrote again:

The Hill school was two stories. Grades one and two on the ground floor and three and four above. Paul Kushmeider called with more info on the school. He went there four years and I only one. Each room had a cloak room with a rest room at the end.

Teachers:
First grade-Miss Hayes
Second ----Miss Boyle
Third--------Miss Gallagher
Fourth------Miss Gallagher (no relation)

Once a week:
Miss Yuhas - Art
Miss Greshko - Penmanship

I do remember Miss Greshko at DCM. She told me I better take up typing.
Regards, Larry


Ethel Maso Paoletti also remembers the school: There was a four-room schoolhouse on School Street, that was known by several different names, as I recall, including "Pine Hill School," where I attended first and second grades. It was at or near the top of Cedar Street. Miss Hayes taught first grade there; Miss Boyle, second grade; and Miss Gallagher, fourth grade. Oddly, I don't remember who taught third. I went to DCM for third grade, so maybe that's because they were planning to tear down the little schoolhouse. I believe the school was a.k.a. Birvanton Hill School. Rosemary Swankosky Wolk has also suggested that it was known as "Pine Nut Hill School," named for that section of town.

Thanks to Ethel, Larry and Paul for these memories.



SCHOOLS LISTED ON MAPS AND IN DIRECTORIES


SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1895 SANBORN MAP

Public School

SCHOOLS LISTED IN 1897 CITY DIRECTORY

Eckley B. Coxe's Memorial School: Ridge street, near Luzerne, John McBrierty, principal, Kate Timony, Mrs. Sarah Dinneny, Kate Rogan, Bid McLaughlin, Mary Dougherty

Washington Street School: North Washington street, corner Chestnut, Edward F. Hanlon, principal; George McLaughlin, intermediate; Tillie Linsey, B. primary; Bella McGill, A primary

Woodside School House: John J. McGill, grammar; Mary Fulmer, primary

South Heberton Public School: Jesse A. Aldin, principal; Annie Linsey, Lillie Schmidt

SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1900 SANBORN MAP

Coxe Memorial School
Public Schools

SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1905 SANBORN MAP

Coxe Memorial School
Mining & Mechanical Institute
Public Schools

SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1912 SANBORN MAP

Coxe Memorial School & Annex
Foster Township Public School
Greek Catholic School
Mining & Mechanical Institute
Public School - S. Ridge Street
Public School - S. Washington Street
Public School - Schwabe Street
Public School - W. Front Street

SCHOOLS LISTED IN 1921-1922 CITY DIRECTORY

Public schools:

Washington cor Chestnut; N. P. Luckenbill, principal
Ridge cor Luzerne; Catherine Stunz, principal
Birvington Hill; Mary Gallagher, principal
South Hiberton

Parochial schools:

St. Ann's School: Woodside, in charge of Sisters of Mercy
St. Mary's Greek Catholic School: Fern nr Main

SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1923 SANBORN MAP

Coxe Memorial School
Foster Township High School
Freeland High School
Mining & Mechanical Institute
Public School - Cedar Street
Public School - S. Ridge Street
Public School - Schwabe Street
St. John's Parochial School

SCHOOLS LISTED IN 1928-1929 CITY DIRECTORY

Public schools:

Birvanton Hill School: 1040 School
Daniel Coxe Memorial School: 912 Washington
Foster Township High School: foot of Ridge
Woodside Graded Schools: foot of Ridge

Private schools:
St. Mary's Greek Catholic Parochial School: 639 Fern
Mining & Mechanical Institute of the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania: 154 Centre

SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1929 SANBORN MAP

Coxe Memorial School & Annex
Foster Township High School
Freeland High School
Greek Catholic School
Mining & Mechanical Institute
Public School - School Street
St. John's Parochial School

SCHOOLS LISTED ON 1946 SANBORN MAP
Coxe Memorial School & Annex
Foster Township Public School



SOME EARLY SCHOOL BOARDS

BARRY'S CITY DIRECTORY 1895

SCHOOL DIRECTORS:
President: D. J. McCarthy, Sr.
Secretary: James M. Ferry
Treasurer: John Welsh
Other members:
D. F. Shellhamer
B. F. Rute
Peter Timony

CITY DIRECTORY 1897

SCHOOL BOARD:
President: D. J. McCarthy, Sr.
Secretary: James F. Sweeney
Treasurer: James B. Ferry
William Johnston
Peter Timony
George Schaub

CITY DIRECTORY 1921-1922

SCHOOL BOARD:
President: Oscar Fairchild
Secretary: John H. Trevaskis
Treasurer: Louis Young
Supervising Principal: N. P. Luckenbill
Building Committee: J. J. Brobst, Joseph G. Saricks, Andrew Shore
Finance Committee: Joseph G. Saricks, Joseph Fenstermacher, Andrew Shore
Supplies Committee: J. H. Trevaskis, Joseph Fenstermacher, Andrew Shore



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