Elmhurst Elementary School


Title
Elmhurst Elementary School
Description
Elmhurst Elementary School, located in a farm field.Date from negative sleeve.
Date
February 19, 1955
Original Format
negatives
Extent
11cm x 9cm
Local Identifier
0741-b6-fc-v6.c.41
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Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Cheryl Edwards Skinner Oct 17 2020

In 1955, when I was seven-years-old, we moved from Ash St in Greenville to a house my daddy drew the plans for and had Ollie Harrington build in Forest Hills. Elmhurst School was being built only a block away. My mom taught at Winterville Elementary School, so I traveled to school with her for grades 1-3. Meanwhile, my older brother, Billy Edwards, began Elmhurst when it opened around 1956. I began 4th grade at Elmhurst in 1957. My brother’s class was responsible for planting all the pine trees which line Berkley Rd beside the school. I remember my mom, my brother, and I taking pitchers of water to water his tree during the summer. I still remember where his tree is, and I am pretty sure of exactly which one it is. I now live in the same house I grew up in and walk regularly by the school and by his tree.My principal was Mrs. Helen Wolfe. My 4th grade teachers were Mrs. Stark and Mr. Ross, 5th were Mrs. Credle and Ms. Purvis, 6th were Ms. Bennett and I think Ms. Castelloe. I loved Elmhurst. It was always bright, sunny, and clean for all of us happy kids.In addition to my brother and myself attending Elmhurst, two of my children went there too. There’s just nothing like family tradition! YaY Bears!!! Blue and Gold!!

Joseph Earl Brown, Jr [ (aka Joey in 60's) & (aka, Tex today) ] Jan 11 2020

I was taught that My parents. Joe E+Jean Brown, built the very first house in Elmhurst subdivision. It was finished just b4 I was born... approx May of 1951. It still stands @1709Treemont Dr (+corner of Berkley Rd), but has yellow siding in 2020. The Jones including Greg+Jerry ?) +(later Maness's ) lived next door @1711 and 1713 was A country fish Monger, wonderful Mr. Whitley+wife (telephone operator) + children Dees+Donna).I walked ~500 feet to new Elmhurst School. And later walked to go to JHR School). I too remember Mrs Forrest +Mrs Wolfe mentioned above. Also my 1st &2nd grade teacher Mrs West. She+son Joe lived on Berkley. Joe West also attended Elmhurst +became a very highly respected professional baseball umpire for many years ! In early 60's, we boys played in woods where ECU plays football + baseball today. We built a 2- story tree house across from Elmhurst approximately where ECU Pirate statue stand today ! I remember a worker screaming as he fell to his death while building the original pressbox. Yes...iElmhurst school area was literally my home turf!

Joseph Earl Brown, Jr [ (aka Joey in 60's) & (aka, Tex today) ] Jan 11 2020

I was taught that My parents. Joe E+Jean Brown, built the very first house in Elmhurst subdivision. It was finished just b4 I was born... approx May of 1951. It still stands @1709Treemont Dr (+corner of Berkley Rd), but has yellow siding in 2020. The Jones including Greg+Jerry ?) +(later Maness's ) lived next door @1711 and 1713 was A country fish Monger, wonderful Mr. Whitley+wife (telephone operator) + children Dees+Donna).I walked ~500 feet to new Elmhurst School. And later walked to go to JHR School). I too remember Mrs Forrest +Mrs Wolfe mentioned above. Also my 1st &2nd grade teacher Mrs West. She+son Joe lived on Berkley. Joe West also attended Elmhurst +became a very highly respected professional baseball umpire for many years ! In early 60's, we boys played in woods where ECU plays football + baseball today. We built a 2- story tree house across from Elmhurst approximately where ECU Pirate statue stand today ! I remember a worker screaming as he fell to his death while building the original pressbox. Yes...iElmhurst school area was literally my home turf!

John Maness Dec 29 2012

The white house (Dees Whitley house I think) to the right was at the end of Treemont Drive which was behind the school. My three older brothers grew up their in the 50's My brother Dr. Gregory Jones attended school here in the 50's when it opened, I later went their in the early 70's in second & third grade when Betty Forest was principal,

Brenda Foley Carroll Dec 31 2009

Both of you are right... Elmhurst is across from Ficklen, but the address is probably Berkley Rd. I attended K-4 here, too. I remember Mrs. Wolff, Beth! Also, Mrs. Betty? Forrest was the later principal, when we were in 4th grade, at least. So many fond memories of this place. Crazy what you remember. We'll have to catch up one day!

coleen allen Nov 10 2009

This school is on Berkley Road.

Jamie Griffith Merwin Apr 21 2009

741.6.c.41 : Elmhurst Elementary School construction - My father, James Walter Griffith, Jr., was the architect for this building. I attended elementary school (grades 1-6) here. Mrs. Helen Wolff was the principal.

Beth Winstead Feb 06 2009

This school is off 14th Street, across from Dowdy Ficklen Stadium

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