|Poplar Bluff Schools|
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|This is the original Poplar Bluff High School. It was located at the top of the hill on the block bounded by Pine St., 5th St., Vine St. and 6th St. It later became the Junior High when a new Senior High (next photo) was built. In fact, this building is visible in the background of the High School photo below.|
|This building replaced the above building as the Senior High. This photo is dated 1915. Eventually, this building became the first home of TRCC.
There is a new photo of this building in the "Viewer Submissions" section.
|Even when classes were held in the two downtown buildings shown above, students would still use the stadium and gymnasium at the present site of PBJHS. This meant that P.E. students had to RUN from downtown to the stadium and gym for their P.E. classes. (You thought that riding the bus to the bowling alley was a hassle!) If you look carefully at the photo on the left, you will notice that the gym is the ONLY part of the building in existence. The rest of the PBJHS building was not erected until the 1950's.|
|This photo was taken not long after the completion of this building. At that time, during the 1950's, this was the High School. Our current High School Building was not completed until the 1960's. Notice a couple of things about the photo on the right: Look how small the trees are. Also, notice that there was no flagpole at that time. The quality of the thumbnail is poor, but click to see full size, and the quality there is excellent!|
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|This photo shows Jr. High and Sr. High in good context. The older building on the left was located where Southern Missouri Bank & Trust is today, on the corner of 6th and Vine. It was known as the "Central School," or what we would call a middle school or junior high. This is a "colorized" photo, as the newer building on the right was never dark-brick colored.|
|The two photos to the left show a Report Card from the East Side school for the 1913-1914 school year. We have digitally removed the name of the student, but wanted to leave intact the signature of the principal, Miss J. Minnie Smith.|