Summer is coming to a close, and this week our theme is ‘Back To School’! I could talk about one of the many teachers in my family, but, the theme brings to mind memories of my ‘back-to-school’s and of my elementary school in particular. Milton School was attended not only by me, but also by my sisters and brother as well as my dad, and presumably his twin brother and older sisters. I recently found a collection of old yearbooks and PTA handbooks among my papers. Here is the cover of the Milton School PTA handbook from 1961-1962.
Milton School was given a second life when an art glass company bought the building in the 1990s and used it as a factory for their work. About ten years ago, the building was revived once again as The Milton Schoolhouse, a small business incubator. The owners have invested a lot of time and money to renovate this formerly condemned building. A few years ago I met up with some grade school friends who I had not seen in 35-45 years or more. We stopped in the coffee house, and then took a tour of the building. It was fun to visit our old classrooms and reminisce about past good times, as well as see the new incarnations. The photos below are of Mrs. Pyle’s classroom and the cloak room. The owners have done a great job with the building!