Wednesday, September 06, 2006

School Days

Public School #9, Brooklyn, New York
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"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live." ~ Jane Addams (1869 - 1935) US social worker
Public School #9 Annex on Sterling Place in Brooklyn was built in 1895 and is on the Register of Historical Places. The companion school, built in 1867 is located two blocks away. Both are still in use as schools for the Brooklyn area. I love the architecture of the old buildings and the vibrant colors of the facades. I wonder how many children passed through these doors and looked out these windows over the past 100 years? How many went on to realize their dreams, as Aaron Copeland did? He attended the companion school, just down the street.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "school". (end of post)

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