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Photo of the Roosevelt School entrance prior to its demolition in the late 1970s.
Photo of the Roosevelt School entrance prior to its demolition in the late 1970s.
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Editor’s note: The former Roosevelt School, located at 312 South Main Street, was constructed in 1908. The building housed grades one through eight and was demolished in 1975-76.


A place of education named after a famous president,


Who I’m sure was not a Pittston resident.


It stood for many years,


And no longer used for its purpose, may cause us tears.


Our remembrances linger on,


But its purposes and memories are not gone.


Theses buildings were build to last,


But most have long disappeared, and are a memory of the past.


New schools were constructed which is good,


But we still have thoughts where some schools once stood.


The education aspect has improved greatly,


But Pittstonians learned and worked, and our buildings stood stately.


Many a child went through its doors,


And sometimes these buildings had rickety wooden floors.


But throughout it all we loved school,


Everyday was different, it increased our brain power — that’s cool!


Ronald Voveris


 
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