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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Alger Elementary School Class

Alger Elementary School Class


The grade level of the class has been identifed as fifth grade. The class and their teacher, Ms. Diane Garret, who taught at Alger for a number of years, pose on the steps of the school. The children are of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, and their hair styles and clothing are typical of the 1970s. This photo was taken on the east side of the building on the large porch that was built on that side. This was the playground side of the school, where basketball court, tennis court, summer wading pool and the playground equipment. The west side of the school was open field for play with a baseball diamond in the southwest portion.


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TitleAlger Elementary School Class

Title by cataloger. Thank you to James Badaluco who contributed the name of the teacher and details about the building and playground. Another thank you to William Bolt who identified the class as fifth grade--he was a member of the class.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionLaGrone family

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