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FORMER NEBRASKA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS part I
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by len hoskins



   Looking back at my education in the Nebraska City school system..i must say there were a great many fine teachers throughout the system..



The elementary schools were:



SOUTHSIDE SCHOOL  just over the south 11th street viaduct on the south side of then highway 75/...I attended Southside school  for First and Second grade///first through fourth grades were taught there. My mom and I lived just a block south on the west side of 75 where the car wash now stands in a duplex with Mrs Groves. South Side was built in 1940 and it was torn down and a church now stands i n its location...to get to the school across the busy highway there was an underpass that ran east and west.



KEARNEY HIILL SCHOOL was built in 1888...it was used thru the 1950's and now is an apartment building..again it was a First thru 4th grade school and one of the oldest schools in the system



GREGGSPORT SCHOOL..North 10th street was built in 1875..again as a new elementary school south of the Nebraska School for the Visually Handicapped..later used as offices and supply depot for the public schools



SIXTH STREET ELEMENTARY  SCHOOL...located  on corner of 6th Street and 4th Corso...was built originally a high school  in 1865  a new elementary school, GRADERS 1-6, was built in 1917 and later years demolished for the current resident complex..It was the first school west of the Missouri River



SECOND AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL...built on corner for second avenue and 12th street as  a k-6 school and also served as superintendents officer and supply...I atteneded third grade here.

NEXT TIME: Notes on the 14TH STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

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