Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Historical Pic Of The Old Hawthorne School


Somebody sent me this picture of the old Hawthorne School. The way I was told the story, the Hawthorne Neighborhood was NOT named after Nathaniel Hawthorne. Rather the neighborhood was named after THE SCHOOL. The school was named after Nathaniel Hawthorne.

If anybody knows more, they can comment. In any case, it's a cool old picture. 

(Do not click "Read More") 

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

where was the school located?

Johnny Northside said...

In the Hawthorne Neighborhood, that is as much as I know. Somebody sent me the photo a while ago but I had technical difficulties getting the post up...today I backtracked and found the old pic when I was able to access some of my downloaded documents in a different way.

Hopefully, somebody else knows and will write something.

Anonymous said...

The Hawthorne School was at 2400 Sixth Street North. It appears the address changed to 426 24th Ave North when a house was built on the site in 1977.

Anonymous said...

This picture is a view of Hawthorne Elementary School, 2400 N. 6th Street as seen from the SW corner of 24th and 6th. As a youth I spent many hours playing baseball, kickball and basketball on that fine asphalt playground, not counting the time I spent actually attending school there.

The neighborhood is, of course, named after the school. When they were planning to build a new elementary school in the neighborhood I thought they should have named it Hawthorne (after all, the new school in the Whittier neighborhood that replaced the old Whittier school was named Whittier) but they did not. Us older folks who remember the old school weren't their target audience, I guess.

In the mid '70s they knocked down the school and replaced it with six houses of questionable quality.


KCz

Anonymous said...

From 1950-1957 I went to Hawthorne Elementary School. Lived at 240 24th Ave North and walked several blocks straight up 24th to the school. I love the old picture of Hawthorne.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

I just added this to the website www.historypin.com.

Johnny Northside! said...

And I think the comment at 11:08 helped to draw your attention to it, so isn't it cool how that works out?

Yuri said...

I went to Hawthorne School from 1958 to 1965 (K-6) and the address was 2414 N 6th St, we lived on 4th St. If this is correct I think we were the first Japanese family to attend that school. I remember my first day in kindergarten - I didn't speak English but I learned quickly. When I lived in that neighborhood there were Norwegians, Swiss and Polish (all speaking their native languages). It was interesting growing up there and I miss that neighborhood. Our house/block is now gone (taken over by Clover Leaf Dairy?). I remember the drills we had at Hawthorne where we had to go down to the basement and where we had to go under our desks. I even remember some of the teachers I had there. It is wonderful to see the old picture of Hawthorne, it brings back a lot of fond memories. Oh, one other thing, I remember most of the kids in our neighborhood went to a Catholic school (which they were not allowed to play with us either because we were not Catholic or we were Japanese or both). But we managed to play when our parents were gone. Thank you for letting me share this.

Lynnette said...

Hey Yuri,
I also attended Hawthorne school. I reconize your name and think you were in my 6th grade class with Mr. Jereski. He was a tough teacher who always had us playing sports.
I lived on 30th avenue and 6th street. It was a fun neighborhood. Did you ever get a chance to play in Farview Park?

Lynnettte said...

Hey Yuri,
I too went to Hawthorne school. I think you were in my 6th grade class. Our teacher was Mr. Jereski. He was a tough teacher and had us playing sports. I lived on 30th avenue between 4th & 6th streets. Did you ever play at Farview Park? My name is Lynnette

Unknown said...

Went to Hawthorne until 1954...would like classroom pictures and any communications about the years 1949-1954.

Thanks

cheryl revis said...

hi there My name is cheryl I went to hawthorne also in kindrgarten to sixth grade I had ms. dunn are classes were in basement and I remember the drills also we lived at 312 25th ave north. we use to go sledding at fairview pair with my brothers I really enjoyed that school.

steve r. said...

I lived across the street from the school, then moved to 23rd and james and went to lowell.. i to went sleding at fairview. 1961-74.

herzbeebee said...

I loved this school! Went there from 1970- 1975! I remember rollerskating in the gym on the wood floors!

herzbeebee said...

I loved this school! Went there from 1970- 1975! I remember rollerskating in the gym on the wood floors!

herzbeebee said...

I loved this school! Went there from 1970- 1975! I remember rollerskating in the gym on the wood floors!

Yuri said...

I want to point out if you are on Facebook there is a site "Old North Minneapolis" and "Old North Minneapolis" dedicated to history and revitalization of the north side of Minneapolis. Very exciting site developed by Will Lumpkins. If you have a chance please check that out! Many historical memories by folks who grew up in northside Mpls.

Greg Martinson said...

I went to kindergarten there in 1963. Many great memories of the playground playing baseball,football & basketball there.Hung out at Farview park also.Lived at 22nd & 6Th st great neighborhood.

Mike C said...

There couldn't have been a better neighborhood anywhere. So many great people in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Farview was the greatest
Gregg I lived across the street from you. You and your brother Tom were role models for me. Thanks

Greg Martinson said...

Thanks Mike I hope all is well for you & your family.

Cheri Small said...

I went to Hawthorne 1956-1961. We lived on 30th and 4th and walked through Farview Park to get to school. Sometimes we would walk home for lunch, but when it was too cold we brought a bag lunch and ate it in a classroom.

mark Denardo said...

my name is Mark I went to Hawthorne 65 to 69 and it was a great neighborhood I lived right across the street from the schoolI remember when the teachers were on strike and we refused to go back to school until the teachers came back and the news media that was out to talk to the teachers ended up coming up to all of us kids great time

mark Denardo said...

I went to Hawthorne Elementary 65269 I lived across the street from the school was a great neighborhood and great kids

Kevin said...

I'm Kevin Yuri's brother, I had lot of memories in that school.
I was there from 1959 to 1966. I also played at Fairveiw Park. I went there in 2010 and climbed up to the top. I was sitting there and I noticed there was several men coming out if their houses and started climbing the hill so I went down on the playground side and went to my rental car and left.

Greg Martinson said...

A day like today brings me back to a pick up game of baseball at the Hawthorne school playground great times. Greg Martinson