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Old Talcott Brothers School

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An illustration from a book frontispiece in the 1890's, not too long after the school was built. It was so isolated and out in the open spaces!

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Here is an old school picture from 1938 supplied by Bruce Beal (3rd grade). Thanks to Marilyn Welles and Bruce, we have identified almost everyone! (point to the person and their name should pop up)

Back row left to right: Bobbie Carlson, Eugene Carlson, Albert Yurgel, Warren Rivenburg, Teacher Ruby Loverin, Ray Townsend, Keneth Neri, Bruce Beal, Emil Deitz, Dicky Lanz. Front row left to right: Alice Cofiell, Annie Smith, Deitz, Marilyn Welles, Deitz, Barbara Kent, Polly Marshall, Alma Lanz, Not known.

If you recognize these people, please let us know your comments. talcottville(a)rightgood.com

Marilyn Wells [Roberts] remembers: "Albert [Yurgel] and I were the only two students, from first to sixth grade. Mrs. Loverin (Ruby), was a wonderful teacher. I remember her starting each morning by reading us a chapter out of one of the classics, I particularly remember her reading Heidi.

The hill in the back of the school was a great place to slide. We all walked to school, some of us walked home for lunch. Every Memorial Day we all marched to the cemetery, waved to John Talcott senior as we passed his house on Elm Hill Rd. We each ad a piece to say and we brought flowers to the unknown soldier. We always gathered in front of that monument to say our pieces. Mrs. Upson was our music teacher, she would ride down to the school from Rockville. The school nurse was Mrs. Dornheim...I was scared to death of her, for no particular reason..but she would look at our teeth and our fingernails and I was sure she'd scold me for having dirty fingernails or something. I started going to the Talcottville School when I was five years old, and this year I'll be 75.

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Detail on front entrance, 2002

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Boys' cloakroom / left entrance

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Tower view

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A couple of wintertime views of the Old School, Talcottville

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