Friday, March 31, 2006

At last...the North and South Buildings together (more or less)...
IN MEMORY OF TWO OLD BUILDINGS...

FIRST OF ALL, I have to thank "Jinx", who is a regular reader of this blog, and who is one of many bloggers who hangs out at "Huckleberries" (www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/hbo). The picture he sent me is an integral part of this post. But first, I have reposted the FOLLOWING picture as a sort of "reminder"...it was first posted a few posts below this one:

Here is the Coeur d'Alene HIGH SCHOOL building, located on the southeast corner of 7th and Montana Avenue. Its cornerstone gave the date of 1910; that cornerstone is at that corner, the land of which is now called Phippeny Park. I had previously stated that in the 1920's, the Coeur d'Alene JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL building was built immediately to the "south" of this building, at "photo right"...

Pictured immediately BELOW, thanks to Mr. Jinx, is the Coeur d'Alene JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL building; he scanned this photo from his 1970 school "annual". And, wow, does this ever bring back memories...it was a magnificent old building, although it felt like a PRISON during the first few days I attended there...quite a menacing structure...



I can remember the first day I attended school there; I was so afraid of the BIG KIDS in the grades above me; I stood at the top of the steps at the front entrance, scared out of my mind. The feeling I had was similar to how I've heard former prison inmates describe "the exercise yard". (Yeah, I watch too many true-crime shows.) This building, as did the one up above, faced 7th Street. This was the "south" building; of course, the "north" building was located just off "photo left". So there you have it...the old High School/Junior High School complex, on 7th Street. Days gone by, for sure. Thanks again, Mr. Jinx...I couldn'ta done it without ya.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jinx said...

You're very welcome.. that's what I get for being a pack rat I guess. lol

oh yes and that's is Ms. Jinx to you. LOL

and I remember being scared of everything and having to learn how to use lockers and how scary was the gym? I went to Winton for grade school so never had a gym before and having to take showers in front of all those girls. scary scary. LOL

3:53 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Hey, Jinx, it's just like with the seagulls I feed; can't tell the "Mr." from the "Ms". I also hated having to shower with the guys...ack ack...I mean, everyone knew I was fat; now they could see how fat I was! The lockers were cool. I liked the North building much more than the South Building, which was somehow just dark and gloomy.

8:47 PM  
Blogger jb3ll3 said...

AWE-SOME. Thank you jinx!xxoo

11:10 PM  

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