Monday, November 2, 2009

Chicago Public Schools in the 1950s & 1960s

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I went to Chicago Public Schools for 12 years, from first grade orientation in 1993 to the day of my high school graduation in 2005. So, CPS hold a special place in my heart.

These photos from Chicago Public Schools in the 1960s are great! (taken from

Raymond Faculty - 1967
A singing group - The Mortels - comprised of CPS students in 1958

Mrs. Lucille Singley
Dunlap/Raymond teacher from 1941-1969

The best things about these photos is that these adorable children are now parents and grandparents! It boggles the mind.

Gillespie - 1963

Fiske Springfield field trip -1960

Fiske 1959

Mrs. Lucille - Dunlap - 1964

Avalon Park - 1968


Gresham - 1966


Fiske field trip in 1961

I have more vintage Chicago posts coming up...

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  1. These pictures are AWESOME! I would like to contact you? Do you have an email? Mine is

  2. Hi,
    I am the person who posted the 1965, 66 & 67 Gresham Elementary School pictures on

    I am seated in all 3 pictures, & wearing the same dress in two of them. I was Leslie Kowalczyk and I attended Gresham from Kindergarten through graduation from 8th grade in 1967. My brother Joe was in many of my classes and my Sister Sandra, Robert/Bob & Kathy also attended. It would be great to hear from anyone. We have looked for Kerry Zarobski in the past with no luck. He has a younger sister named Karen and an older sister & lived near us on Kerfoot St.

    The house on the corner of Kerfoot where Kerry & Karen lived was in a fire the year we moved to Wisconsin and we lost contact. Unfortunately, Joe passed 14 years ago.

    Enjoy your day ~ Leslie Jones

  3. Chicago public schools in this epoch were a complete waste of time, they only rise the amount of criminals among us.

  4. Does anyone who attended Gresham school from 1960 to 1967 remember the Kowalczyk siblings; Joe, Leslie, Sandra, Bob, Kathy. Please post. I