Clifton Heights High School

Clifton Heights High, Baltimore Pike

23 comments:

amy said...

Such a nice looking school... sad that it is gone. Now it is a strip of stores.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderful school it was and how we miss it!

Annette

Jacki said...

Just curious, is this the Annette that grew up across the street from me on N.Springfield Rd?

Anonymous said...

I remember vividly the night that school burned down. It's a real shame seeing what is standing in its place...

Elizabeth said...

where was the school? someone said it was up at the clifton field.

Jacki said...

The High School was on Baltimore Pike, at the corner of Diamond St, (there is a drug store and other shops there now). Originally in front of it, directly on the corner, was a second fire station. (blog picture posted on 6/19/o8, this building was torn down in the late 50s. Behind the high school was basketball courts and then the elementury school. About 300 kids in each school,k to 6 and 7 to 12In 1966 we had a graduating class of 64.

ernie said...

Was some of the best times of my life. Only made it through 8th grade due to the merger with UD. Still remember all of the teachers, the good times and still look at the 1972 yearbook, the last and smile. GO RAMS!

RogerRoger said...

From the lower levels that housed shop class to the upper levels that held the music room to the gymnasium with the wooden stage at the end...all stone and concrete.It would still be standing today if the last graduating class(the Class of '72)had bought it and enshrined it!

ernie said...

AMEN to that RogerRoger! Just recently got rid of the coffee table I made in wood shop with Mr. Gillespie out of an old 2 x 12 plank.

Anonymous said...

This school was so significant to Clifton Height. I remember the Memorial Day Parade and the tribute made
To veterans in front of it with airplanes dropping roses on
Graves of veterans afterwards at St. Charles Cemetery. We would run across the Lindbergh Bridge to watch the
Roses falling and then back home for a family picnic. It seemed like the whole town turned out for this event that started the summer season.

Anne Donahue Quinn

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any photos of the sliding board at
Christmas that was located on the corner of Baltimore
Pike and Diamond Street? I clearly remember sliding down that cold slide, going inside the firehouse to visit Santa and receiving a red mesh stocking full of plastic toys and a candy cane. But the best part was you could sing your favorite Christmas carol for all of Clifton Heights to hear over the loud speaker. I loved seeing the colored Christmas lights twined around the laurel and hung across the pike from Springfield Road down to the Fidelity Bank
Near the trolley stop.

Anne Donahue Quinn

ernie said...

Anne,
You have brought back some great memories of Christmas. It was truly magical!

Margaret Blackburn Erthal Conner said...

Does anyone remember the penny candy, water ice, soft pretzels!!! Wasn't it great to have an hour for lunch... walk home and stop at Rosie's or the Candy Store (Bill's I think!) on the way back to school. Maybe get a soda at the Drug Store... How about a sub for lunch right by the school! 50cents for a small sub!!! Those were the days!!! School dances!!!! Proms!!! Sports... Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Field Hockey. How cool!!! Mrs. Reber taught us so much in Home Ec. We didn't appreciate her then... now I do!!!! It was a small school, so we could participate in many activities. We were very lucky. Wednesday afternoons, we went to bible school. I guess that was "teacher time" for the teachers to get caught up on their grades. I have many wonderful memories!! I wouldn't have changed a thing. We were lucky kids!

Anonymous said...

I am a member of the Class of 65'. Don Trible was our home room teacher (Rm 208); Lib for history; DeNoia, English; others were; Mellon, Shoes, Cavanaugh. Bill's, Rosies, the A & A, Zullies, and Walts' were the best! What year did it burn?

Anonymous said...

Class of 1970 and such wonderful memories. Mr. DeNoia was the best teacher ever! And thanks to Miss Cass for teaching us to type on those old Royal manual typewriters (remember she dated a cabdriver?). And let's not forget Mrs. Reber in Home Ec. Sewing and cooking classes were the funniest of all. I remember when the oven's pilot light exploded and singed Mrs. Reber's eyebrows. Mr. Libatore used to send me home for my mini skirts. Great memories!

Mary said...

I am looking for "lost" cousins: Beth Ann, Warren, and William James (Jim) Young. I don't have birthdays or any other information but am guessing they would have graduated in late 60's, maybe even early 70's. I know the family lived in Clifton Heights and there is a 10th grader in the 1966 yearbook named Warren Young. I don't know if this is "my" Warren or not. Does anyone remember this family or have information to help me locate them? Feel free to email me at mommack51@yahoo.com

Little John said...

I gaduated from Frankford Hi in June 1949 after just turning 17 and lived in a boarding house in Frankford when my mother remarried and bought a house with her new husband, on Academy Rd; she wanted me to come and live with them, so I did. Since I worked Saturdays, I had Wednesday off, so I went to the drug store and met some of the high school girls and they invited me to the weekly Wednesday evening dances at CHHS, where I met a lot of other teenagers. The dances were great, as were the Saturday night dances at the Catholic church. I really enjoyed living in Clifton Heights but a dire family emergency in 1951 made it imperative that I return to New York City. I even considered retiring to Clifton Heights, but a visit there some years ago changed my mind. Not the CH i remembered. Sad, but I have good memories.

Anonymous said...

I'm from a different time than you guys but I'm from Clifton Heights too. I'm 30 now and living in Southwest Philly. I can't wait to move back to Clifton. I grew up in the Westbrook Park area. My parents still live there and it's still a nice and quiet place.
--Christine

Anonymous said...

I loved that school. Had my first crush at that school. I love that the memorial still stands out on the pike. The fire, seems like yesterday

Anonymous said...

Visted last in Sep 2002. Area is no longer as great as we knew it growing up. Fond memories last a lifetime. Spent a lot of time at " Pete's" drinking orange soads with roaches in them and playing pinball! If anyone runs into ron berry, tell him he blew me off when a friend introduced me in Sep 2002. I will always remember berry as an ignorant, village idot. Lest we forget Robert Hall, Rosies, Walts, Zullies, and the A&A?? When did the High School burn down?

Anonymous said...

Anyone from the Class of 66?

Jacki said...

Attention Class of 66. We are having a fifty year reunion on May 21, 2016 at the Concordville Inn. SAVE THE DATE. There is a Best Western on site. If you missed the All School Reunion, please try not to miss this one. If you know any classmates that are not on Facebook, spread the word. Info will be sent shortly to all alumni. Let me know if you need more info. Jacki Bardsley Barycki

Anonymous said...

Great news about the class of 66 Reunion! Has anyone kept in touch with Anna Szehinskyj?

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