Post by David Sechrest on Jan 6, 2006 14:42:38 GMT -5
I recently received an email about the "senior" cords once worn at CHS. I referred the reader to this message board and the pics Richard took.
Does anyone happen to know when "we" stopped wearing them? I know that, by the time I reached high school (1968), they were gone.
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
Picture of the Columbus High School 7th and Pearl Streets campus. Note the house on the corner of 6th and Pearl Streets. In the mid 1950's that house was the location of the School Administrators and included the office where work permits was granted. Sorry, but the date is unknown.
Public and Parochial Schools listed in the 1953 Columbus City Directory.
Perhaps I should put a disclaimer here at the start! Gregg and I have determined that not all business locations are listed. I generate these lists by using the Classified Business Directory in the Columbus City Directories that I have access to. Gregg knew that a tavern named Harold’s existed in the Columbus of his childhood.
I checked the street guide and Harold’s is indeed listed in that guide.
It appears that the listing in this list was a paid list and not all Businesses of that type were listed!
When reading these lists, keep the following in mind:
Twenty-fifth Street runs west to east in the address scheme. East of Home Avenue is the 1200 block. East of Maple Street is the 1500 block. East of Cottage Avenue is the 1800 block. Even numbers are on the north side of the street with odd numbers being on the south side.
St. Bartholomew’s 745 Sycamore St. Peters Lutheran 845 Fifth Street
Columbus High School South side of Seventh between Pearl and Sycamore Streets Columbus Industrial North side of Sixth between Pearl and Sycamore Streets East Columbus Southwest corner of State and Pence Streets Garfield 1215 Cottage Street Jefferson 1209 Sycamore Street Lincoln 430 Second Street McKinley 1114 Seventeenth Street Twenty Fifth Street (County) 1828 Twenty Fifth Street * I think this is “The Barracks” Wilson 602 Sycamore Street Wright Nashville Rural Route
Public and Parochial Schools listed in the 1957 Columbus City Directory.
St. Bartholomew’s Catholic 745 Sycamore St. Peters Lutheran 845 Fifth Street
Columbus Junior High School 605 Pearl Street Columbus Senior High School 1404 Twenty Fifth Street Garfield 1215 Cottage Street Jefferson 1209 Sycamore Street Lincoln 430 Second Street McKinley 1114 Seventeenth Street State Street Southwest corner of State and Pence Streets Twenty Fifth Street Elementary 1400 Twenty Fifth Street Wilson 602 Sycamore Street
Public and Parochial Schools listed in the 1959 Columbus City Directory.
St. Bartholomew’s Catholic School 745 Sycamore St. Peters Lutheran School 845 Fifth Street
Columbus Junior High School 605 Pearl Street Columbus Senior High School 1404 Twenty Fifth Street Garfield School 1215 Cottage Street Jefferson School 1209 Sycamore Street Lincoln School 430 Second Street McKinley School 1114 Seventeenth Street Schmitt, Lillian E. School 1057 Twenty Seventh Street State Street School Southwest corner of State and Pence Streets Wilson School 602 Sycamore Street
Hello. Regarding the public school list, I am wondering what the Wilson School was. An elementary? I've heard of the others. but not this one. Anyone know out there?
Also to George-Thank you for the gorgeous post cards that you have posted. I've seen some of these in books, but not in color! Makes a huge difference. Keep them coming! Thanks!
My memory tells me that Wilson School was used for seventh and eight grades. I was in eighth grade at Wilson in 1955. In 1957, with the opening of the Columbus Senior High School at 1404 twenty-fifth street, that school became a three-class school. The Seventh and Pearl Street campus became Columbus Junior High School, a three-class school. I assume the Wilson Building was a part of the Junior High campus.
Having attended Wilson only one year, I can’t say for sure that it didn’t have any sixth grade rooms.
Page 6 in, the Columbus Indiana in The 1950's thread, shows a sports letter from Wilson.
Hi to all, and my memory says Wilson was a junior high, and as near as I can calculate was that in 1949 and 1950, when I went there.
As I recall, it also housed, downstairs, an 'adjustment class' which in today's educational terminology would be some kind of special ed class. There is a real slim possibility that there might of been one 6th grade class, am thinking that it was taught by Esther McClure, mother of Sue Ann. Can't really verify that as both Sue Ann and her mom are gone now. Know that Sue's mom did substitute teaching in the elementary schools before they moved to Albuquerque, NM, at about that 49-50 time period. Her class in the Wilson building was also downstairs as I recall. and I don't recall it being a class that 'moved' like the rest of them did. 6th grade, a maybe.
New screen name, same me---Nanc, emails should go to "Nanc" as on the members list. Thanks. Have a super day!
Wilson grade school was grades 1 to 8. I started in Jan. 1940 I think. Somewhere around the 3rd or 4th they began to phase out grade school one year at a time until only Jr. High was there. Dave, I sent you some pictures of Wilson. Maybe you still have them and can start a thread on it. Missed you all. Bob Lane
The Wilson Bldg. is on the corner of 6th & Sycamore I think.One of three bldgs on the Central campass Dave I do hope you can find the picts I sent and start a link. Several things come to mind about Wilson. God bless your reunion coming up. Bob
Hi, NLHill, and you might want to check the photo in Reply # 2 in this folder, as I 'think' that shows the Wilson 'Jr. High' building at the corner of 6th and Sycamore. As in the late 40s, early 50s that was the building, and the rest of the 'complex' was the high school.
Somebody else please verify my thinking on this. But it looks right to me.
New screen name, same me---Nanc, emails should go to "Nanc" as on the members list. Thanks. Have a super day!
Richard, you are the best detective. Found that picture you mentioned in the 'Columbus Hash' folder, and that is a fairly current picture, one you took not long ago, right?
That picture was taken February 16, 2006.
I understand that the old campus will be demolished and track and football fields will be built on that ground.
The old “cracker box” gym is on the west side of Pearl Street. I’m not sure what the plans is for it.
Sycamore Street is no longer open south of the Jr. High campus. It was closed before the building of the Lincoln School. I would imagine Sycamore will be closed between 6th and 7th before the new school is opened.
Ought not, probably should NOT at least identify a couple of kids in this photo -------one taken in front of Wilson Jr. High, along Sycamore, near the service alley that went to the north of the Wilson building. The bike rack was more in front of what I guess would be the east entrance to the high school.
You might notice that it was 'in' for the girls to wear scarves on their heads. Now that was not a very attractive fad, but ....... ;D Will ID myself as being seated with dirty 'saddles' on, and standing nearby would be best friend, Donna. So much for
The Accurate History Of Columbus High School From 1859-1916 This is a must read for education and sports in Columbus
This page was from David's 1916 Log pages so enjoy each phrase of history from the early, to Columbus High School's (CHS) inception, to the commencement of the sports programs. It seems to be written in a short concise summary, by the school Log Staff.
The Original Modern Columbus High School Of 1886 Still Stands Today & It Isn't What You Think
We believe through Richard's research and discussions with RER (Bob) the following to be accurate:
The building next to the old Olympia Dairy at address 722 Pearl Street (West side) is the original Columbus High School built in 1886. Charles F. Sparrell was the architect for the school which cost $9,200. The building picture here is the former school. Over the years it housed the Columbus High School, Boys Club, CHS Book Store, and CHS musical bands. If anyone knows more about this structure and the history or changes to this discussion please insert in a post. Here is a picture of it today:
Comment: This is Richard's personal picture. Many others were in this discussion today in various states across the country. Further, the Log 1916 Columbus High School re-enforces what we have determined that is posted herein. Also, the history of Bartholomew County 2nd Green Book, Volume II, Pages 222-223 verifies strongly the accuracy of our conclusion. A sign should be erected reflecting the historical value of this beautiful building.
Suggested Reading: The book referenced above and this site of the Log Staff comments in 1916 in Reply #14 on Today at 16:21 below this posting. That 1916 posting is on page 1 of this section of Miscellaneous Columbus High School. You are reading page 2. The first Columbus High School (so to speak) and Seminary Buildings (1859-1886 variations of facilities) were torn down. Then in 1904-1905 the Central Columbus High School was built, which is scheduled to be torn down after the year of 2007. The Seminary High School first graduation was only 9 students. You can assume that the Seminary school was the first, but very small, including a framed building extension. They were torn down/moved and replaced by the one scheduled to be destroyed in 2007. Of course since 1905 many extensions and expansion have taken place. The framed building was moved to 14th & Union Street. So, in conclusion the Columbus High School built in 1886 will remain after the year 2007 classes end, but no living person today attended the West Pearl Street CHS school between 7th and 8th Street.
A special thanks to Richard for his comprehensive analysis and quality discussions to make this joint conclusion. ...Bob
Richard & Bob
The history of Bartholomew County Volumes One and Two, can be ordered at the following link;
To add to Bob and Richard's wonderful photo and research of the Washington building, the early CHS, I add the following photo of that building in 1896. This photo is in the Bartholomew County, Columbus, Indiana Sesquicentennial book, dated 1821 - 1971, on p. 61. I have an original copy of that book. However, FYI, a reprint of this lovely book, full of historical photos, is available (at least in July 2006) at the Bartholomew County Historical Society for a very reasonable cost. AND would be quite an addition to your own personal library.
Interesting to note, the picket fence in the 1896 photo. Which is replicated in the current photo of the building.
Columbus High School (CHS) History of Class Pins & Rings Worn By The Students, I don't know when it all started but it is still around today
Here is my grandmother's 1912 Columbus High School (CHS) pin she wore as a young lady. The pin is in perfect shape and is 95 years old this year. It says on the reverse 14K gold with her initials engraved. My aunt gave this to me many years ago to preserve.
I don't know when pins or rings started, but remember Hi-Y-B (C etc) Pins, Other School Club Pins and of course class rings. It was interesting to think about this 95 year old pin today, because so much has been presented in the last 75 posts. Maybe, someone out there knows the starting dates and variations in Columbus. Anyone out there know something or have further pictures etc. ? Comment: We already solved the painted senior 'cords' pants and skirts many months ago. The beginning year and end year is posted within this web site.[/color]
The Columbus High School 1916 Graduating Class Named The Annual "The Log"
Hidden within that year's "Log" was this brief:
The Log Staff meeting of February 21, 1916 inserted that after debate of a number of good titles, such as "Hash" and "Pest" then the name "Log" was selected. ________________________________________________________________ CHS Relocation During The Fall of 1956 (1st Class 1957):
When CHS relocated to the new school on 25th Street "The Log" went with them for the senior high students (grades 10,11 12). The junior high students (7,8,9) developed an annual dated 1957 called the "Echoes".
Source: The 1916 Log, page 106, last part my knowledge and Echoes 1957.
History of Signatures and Comments in the Columbus High School (CHS) Year Books "The Logs"
Have you ever wondered where it all started? I mean the running about when you were in school with your Log and having teachers, all your friends and classmates sign, write, post something serious, silly or comical in your year book. Well, they even had afternoon Log signing in the Gym when I went through the system.
I have researched Logs from 1916 (the first Log) through the present year books. Without surprise the process is alive and well even in 2007. So, now for 91 years all those friendships at that moment are put to ink and paper inside those year book pages. If you reviewed the Logs many are love comments, comical statements, happy times and a zillion good lucks to a swell girl or guy. Further, comments like see you this summer and good luck in life it’s been fun and I'll miss you in so and so class.
Now, keep in mind people in 1916 didn't have telephones, television, vehicles, computers and all the spoilers of today. Back then they wrote an actual letter to each other using the United Stated mail service. I have some of my mother’s letters, still to this day writing friends. So those folks loved to write because that was the main media in those days.
So, when the year books made their grand entrance in 1916 there is evidence of teachers and students placing short notes and signing within the Logs. Then as the years progressed it became more and more large notes and statements. But, in general it has stayed within the norms to be polite, comical, serious, or just a plain old signature.
Now, that I have bored you with this year book writing thing, I think I will say: It’s only history of your experience in Columbus......and have a grand day!