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Joan Used to Teach at Larimer School- Slated to Become Affordable Housing

The school has been closed since 1980.  Joan taught art there.

Built in 1896 and two additions- 1904 and 1931 for the auditorium.

My friend Joan drove me over to Larimer neighborhood to see it Sunday morning.  Here she’s looking out the driver’s window at the property.

Joan emailed me an article about the future development of Larimer School.

Larimer School is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Larimer School

 

Although it seems next to impossible, it is slated to be developed into affordable housing.

We spoke with  a neighbor who lives across the street from the property and her niece went to Kindergarten there.

Watching it be restored will please her greatly, as she is tired of looking at the heaps of trash and old tires that have accumulated.

 

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Joan is an artist and is using her iPad to catch images – maybe she will paint from them later

 

 

IMG_6569The bas relief is very beautiful

 

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Joan taught in the Art Room on the second floor.  You could see an open window around the corner,

 

IMG_6574Detail of stone faces

 

When Joan dropped me off at home, I was glad to see the Eastern Redbud tree in bloom in my backyard.

(Thanks Ginny for planting this beautiful tree in memory of my parents, Roy and Marian,)

Eastern Redbud in Bloom

 

 

 

 


What Laura and James Found While Digging in their Garden

It’s gardening season finally.  Planting grass seed.  Thinking about what vegetables to plant.  James and Laura were preparing their garden and found this Old School original Fisher-Price Little People® girl.  Wooden head.  Wooden body.

I think she got transferred from my son and his wife’s  house to my daughter and her husband’s  house.  Not by a bird but a grandchild.  Will have to check and see if the same girl is living in two homes.

Awhile ago I did a post on the various generations of the Little People® I’d come across at the family’s house in Columbus.

No worries about choking hazard when these were manufactured.  And here’s the crazy part.  I discovered a site that identifies the Little People®.

From what I could determine she’s from late 60s early 70s.  On the site she is listed as Occupation: Girl.  

Old School Fisher-Price Little People

 

 

 

I think they are a match!

 

Here are the three generations from the October 2011 post

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Retro Storefront- Men’s Shop

New views on the way to school.

Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver (which is a “borough surrounded entirely by the city of Pittsburgh.”)


Technology in the Early Morning- Old School in the Afternoon

It’s fun to be a houseguest where you are one of the family and people don’t notice you and your camera. (Actually taken with my phone)

On Saturday in the  early morning I was sitting in the rocking chair and saw James reading the news on his tablet instead of the newspaper that had been delivered and Aunt Mary checking her email.

I was still in my nightgown and sipping coffee.  The scene just struck me.    Later in the day Mary told me that James had gotten the new push mower out of the shed and was going to be mowing the front lawn.  I ran and got my camera and documented the “old school” lawn mowing method preferred by my son-in-law to be.  It was his idea to use both photos to compare and contrast the new technology and the old fashioned lawnmower all in the same day!


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