Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Pensacola High School …

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I ran across this hand-colored postcard of the old Pensacola High School that was located off Palafox Street recently and thought that it was an interesting image.  I do not know who made the image, but since I have a few images that where made in front of the school, I just thought it would be interesting to show a photo of the school.  I know that the majorette photo was made on the front steps and I believe a band photo was made there.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

February 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

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  1. Is this the old p k young?

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    diane sumler

    November 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    • No … P.K. Young is over on Palafox Street, a block or so south of Blount Street.

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      Frank Hardy

      November 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  2. We moved to Pensacola in June 1953 and I started as a junior in the “new” high school on A street. ’53 had been the last graduating class at the old school on Palafox.

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    Wayne Craig

    August 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    • I was born in 1953, so all of this is new to me. Thanks … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

  3. I WENT THERE WHEN IT WAS TECH HIGH SCHOOL. I LIVED IN FERRY PASS SO WE WERE BUSED INTO TOWN TO GO THERE.. I DIDN’T FINISH 12TH GD. BECAUSE I GOT MARRIED AND MOVED TO MOBILE AS THE BRIDE OF CONRAD M. WINDHAM..I SURE HOPE THAT SOME OF THE KIDS THAT I GREW UP WITH IN FERRY PASS WILL SEE THIS AND CONTACT ME. CHERYL AND LINDA SMITH. LINDA QUINN, LARRY MACK,.BUD LAMAR REEVES, JUDY NOBLES, SUE MERIDITH, KAY PRICE., ROY SWEATMAN, JHON BEDGOOD….REMEMBER THE STORE HIS PARENTS HAD RIGHT DOWN FORM THE JR. HIGH SCHOOL. I WILL GET MY OLD LITTLE ANNUALS OUT AND POST SOME MORE NAMES LATER. BUFORD MCCLAIN LIVES IN MISS. NOW. WE EMAIL. ANYONE REMEMBER ROLPH JOHNSON, OR ROFF JOHNSON WHO MARRIED LITTLE TINA BUSBEE. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THEM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS…… MAYBE SOMEONE WILL SEE THIS AND GET ME CONNECTED WITH MY BEST FRIEND GROWING UP CHERYL JEAN SMITH… LINDA BRYARS WINDHAM

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    Linda Bryars Windham

    August 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    • Linda … Feel from give this web address to any of your friends. I am surprised of the people who have commented and viewed the site since the PNJ ran that nice article on my blog … it has really exposed this site to a lot of people that I would not have been able to, since I do not have any type of budget to buy advertising. I know that spending money on advertising is considered investing, but after losing our home in Ivan … I sure do not have any money left, it all goes back into the mortgage, insurance, etc. Thanks again and I hope that you can connect with some of your old high school cronies … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 30, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Hi Linda, I attended and graduated from Tech. 1961. I went there from 1958 to 1961. I was fortunate to be here when the fire destroyed the beauty and great sch building. of my life and the wonderful teachers and student. lives. I never felt more at home than that wonderful place and people. I had to walk 23 blocks from “A” and Government Streets. to that wonderful place. I had Mrs. Turnage to help me cope and get through the hard life I grew up in. I attended Hallmark and Blount Jr. High. Those were great schools for children to grow up to besides Ferry Pass. My name is Wilhelmina Blocker Carroll, wcmina672@gmail.com. I went to several reunions but it seems nobody will organize another one. I sure enjoyed the ones I went to. I also, would like to find old classmates and have some fun times together again. I am single and retired. I just don’t know what retired people do. I sure hate being alone. I just don’t know what to do. I have 4 little dogs. My 2 granddaughters have grown up and I am not needed anymore. My son is to busy with his single life. Maybe I can hear from you and others to. I am glad I decided to check on the building. I saw in todays paper a man named James Kimberl graduated from Tech. But he was born in 1925. I didn’t know of another Tech before out Tech. So I have tried to check this out. Do you have any knowledge of another Pensacola Tech before ours. Hope to hear from you. Wilhelmina (Wilma). .

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  4. Frank, I graduated from Pensacola High in 1953 and then went on to school at the same location that then
    became Pensacola Junior College. The Gym was located at the rear of the school and the volleyball courts
    were directly behind the school. I spent 3 gruelling years playing basketball under Coach Shorty Snead and
    then for Coach Louis Ross when it became PJC.
    Delmar W. Smith
    Decatur, Alabama

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    DELMR W. SMITH

    August 27, 2012 at 3:56 am

    • Del … I remember Coach Snead, but not Coach Ross. I know that the gym is named after him. Thanks … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 29, 2012 at 9:04 am

    • Delmar, I wonder if you knew my sister, Katherine Anne Kreitlein, from the class of ’53? I, too, spent three grueling years playing for Shorty from ’56 to ’59. We could probably share funny stories about him. I live in Birmingham. Did you know Billy (Mullet) Renfro? Bill Kreitlein

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      Bill Kreitlein

      September 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

      • Be by guest and feel free to contact anyone you might recognize that has posted a comment … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        September 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

  5. very cool that you posted this. I am completely fascinated with this building. I had been doing research on it for about 6 months now (actually longer). I have found several photos of the front, and very few from back and inside. I looked thru several Year Books at the Library, and re-read the articles about the fire March 1969. The building was complted in 1922. And PHS was there until 1953 so. Then it was Pensacola Junior College then Technical High School until it burned. An Beautiful Structure. Glad we still have P.K. Yonge which was built around the same time. They don’t build schools like this anymore.

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    Bill Jordan

    February 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    • Bill – Thanks for the comment and the history update on the building … I could not remember when it burned or when it was built. My father graduated from PHS in 1933 and I still have his diploma. I might scan or copy it and post the images later … the diploma itself is really interesting and I would consider it a work of art – nothing like the diplomas that are handed out today. I ran across the image of the old PHS building through a friend and thought that it would be interesting to show the entire building, since the photos that my father made were mostly of groups on the front step. Thanks again for the comment and history update on the building. Frank…

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      FrankHardy

      February 12, 2012 at 9:40 am


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