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Fairmount Elementary School Class Photos

Fairmount School Duluth MN postcardFairmount School at 6715 Redruth St. has served as an apartment building since 1981, but it once bustled with West Duluth kids willing to learn a few things in between cramming gum under their desks and creating general mischief.

The photos collected here are from a few different sources, but most of them were posted to the West Duluth Memories Facebook group by various people.

Fairmount1949Grade1

1949 Grade 1

Fairmount1950Kindergarten

1950 Kindergarten

Fairmount1952Grade6b

1952 Grade 6

Fairmount1954Grade1

1954 Grade 1

Fairmount1954Grade2

1954 Grade 2

Fairmount1955Grades2-3

1955 Grades 2-3

Fairmount1957Grade3

1957 Grade 3

Fairmount1957Grade6

1957 Grade 6

Fairmount1958Grade5-6

1958 Grades 5-6

Fairmount1959Grade5

1959 Grade 5

1960 Kindergarten

1961 Kindergarten

1961 Grade 1 – This one had the names of students written on the back. Row 1: Robert Mollison, Patti Hanson, Peggy Duffy, Susan Cornelison, Orville Hansen and Thomas Van Reese. Row 2: Terry Corsin, James Rogers, Peter Camilli, Charles Valentine, Richard Peterson and Frank Norton. Row 3: Lou Ann Johnson, Roberto Churchill, Julie Youngberg, Nancy Paulus, Therese Beaulier, Anne Hicks, Elaine Zigich and Margaret Johnson. Row 4: Mary Jo Florestano, Peggy Woods, Debra Lundberg, Myron Finseth, Scott Patullo, Jonathan Dahl, Debra Sieger and Greg Kellett. Teacher: Mrs. Fonger.

Fairmount1962Kindergarden

1962 Kindergarten

1962 Grade 2

Fairmount1962Grades5-6

1962 Grades 5-6

Fairmount1963Kindergarden

1963 Kindergarten

Fairmount1963Grade1

1963 Grade 1

1963 Grade 2

Fairmount1963Grade3

1963 Grade 3

1963 Grade 3

Fairmount1963

1963 … perhaps crossing guards?

Fairmount1963Grade5-6

1963 Grades 5-6

Fairmount1964Grade1

1964 Grade 1

Fairmount1964Grade2

1964 Grade 2

1964 Grade 3-4

1964 Grade 4

Fairmount1964HallMonitors

1964 Hall Monitors

Fairmount1964Grade6

1964 Grade 6

Fairmount1965Grade2

1965 Grade 2

Fairmount1965Grade3

1965 Grade 3

1965 Grade 5

1965 Crossing Guards

Fairmount1966Grade3

1966 Grade 3

1966 Grade 5

1966 Grades 5-6

Fairmount1967Grade3-4

1967 Grades 3-4

Fairmount1967Grade4

1967 Grade 4

Fairmount1967Grade5

1967 Grade 5

1967 Grade 6

Fairmount1968Grade5

1968 Grade 5

Fairmount1969Grade5-6

1969 Grades 5-6

Fairmount opened in 1892, was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1909, reopened in 1910, and closed as a school in 1977. The oldest class photo here is from 1949 and the most recent is 1969. If you have one that’s missing or is in a larger format or better condition than one here, email it to paul @ perfectduluthday.com to add it to the collection, or upload it in the comments.

3 Comments

wildknits

about 3 years ago

Grade 5 1967 and 1968 are the same class. The only difference is one is in color, the other not (well and the kids moved a bit as the different shots were taken). Since the one photo is dated I am guessing it's really the class of '67.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

Interesting. Since the transition of black-and-white to color film was happening, the photographer probably shot photos of each class using both kinds of film -- one so there would be an archive version similar to the older photos (which tended to have the same format right down to the writing in a lower corner with school name, class grade and year) and another photo in order to be in line with the times and embrace the color technology.

The older photos seem to have been routinely shot in February (at least based on the two photos where the date can be clearly read on the blackboard). So based on that theory a 1967 photo would be the kids in a class that started in fall 1966 and ended in spring 1967. But maybe by the time the color era came around they were shooting in the fall, which would mean a 1967 photo would have kids from a class that finishes the grade in spring 1968.

maestro710

about 2 years ago

My mother and aunt are i these pictures.  Cool!!

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