Sunday, June 19, 2011

Barretts Elementary

Apparently there's been a school at this location since 1895, but the current Barretts Elementary dates from the 1930's. Sitting at Carman and Dougherty Ferry Roads, the school has been a fixture for over a century.

1 comment:

  1. Tom Maher-KirkwoodJune 20, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Back in the early '50s, my parents belonged to a square dancing group that used to meet there. Most of the participants were from Kirkwood and I never knew why they had the dances at this school.
    This was long before the Parkway School District was formed; I dunno what "district" Barretts was part of - I presume it fed kids into the Kirkwood High School system.
    While I grew up just West of Ballas and East of Greenbriar CC, this school was REALLY out in the boonies - I mean, no street lights and it was DARK at night!
    As to the square dancing - we kids were bored out of our gourds...

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