1930: Hoboken Public School No. 17

2/2/2010:

[Continuing this week’s Hoboken through the years series of posts…]

Anyone know of Public School No. 17?

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Hoboken Public School No. 17 in 1930 SM

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7 Comments on "1930: Hoboken Public School No. 17"

hbkn
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hbkn

I don’t think this is Hoboken. Perhaps it is Jersey City’s Joseph H. Brensinger No. 17 Elementary School on Bergen Avenue. As far as I know Hoboken’s schools only went up to #9.

escaped68
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I agree with you and there is a red brick wall and if my memory doesn’t fail me the only school with any type of brick work like that was wallace on 11th st.

In response to hbkn who said:
I don’t think this is Hoboken. Perhaps it is Jersey City’s Joseph H. Brensinger No. 17 Elementary School on Bergen Avenue. As far as I know Hoboken’s schools only went up to #9.

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

It was the beginning of the Great Depression. Plus, not many 6th graders like dressing up.

Anybody know where this was?

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

Or was there a dress code back then?

In response to NotBornButRaised who said:
It was the beginning of the Great Depression. Plus, not many 6th graders like dressing up.

Anybody know where this was?

realstuff
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realstuff

This may be the school that helped contribute to teacher’s tenure in N.J. Once upon a time, the Hoboken supt. of schools/school board transferred all the Italian teachers to one school and then closed the school to fire them all. This tale was told by Col. Hauser who was a state senator or assemblyman and he led a push for tenure of teachers resulting in the current state law.

Journey
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Journey

Smiling for photo was not always the norm.

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

Looks like more than half the kids look pissed, very few are smiling. Picture must have been taken by the mayor back then?

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