Garfield School – Pine Lawn MO

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This well-built school was part of the same 1937 PWA project as the Jefferson School in the  adjacent Pasadena Hills. Unfortunately, this school has not been as well maintained and is currently permanently closed. Extending to the east from the school is a prominent rock wall that is either part of this project or potentially a WPA project.

Source notes

PWA Missouri docket #1275D

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on July 20, 2015.

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Location Info

6506 Wright Way
Pine Lawn , Missouri 63121

Coordinates: 38.697710, -90.278700

3 comments on “Garfield School – Pine Lawn MO

  1. Jeffrey V.B.

    I attended Garfield from 70 to 75. My 2nd and 3rd grade classes were in the Oxford building and my 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes were in the Hazen building. When I left this school for Normandy Jr. High the razed the old Hazen building and built the new metal building. I see the Pasadena building has the date of 1937 on it. I remember the Hazen building had an earlier date on the front of it. I seem to remember it being in the 1920s maybe? Does anyone know where I can find this information?

    • Jason Holmes

      Jeffrey, the date on the “Old” building, aka Hazen building was 1907. The stone wall dates to WPA in my opinion. Similar wall at Normandy High School. I attended there from Grades 3-6, 1955-56 thru 58-59. Evan Wright was Principal. I had Mrs. Smith for grades 3-4. We had a team of teachers for 5-6.. Mrs. Gillaspy (Home Room) and Math. Mrs. Maddux for Science. Mrs. Jones (5) Vocal Music and Spelling. Miss Loeber (6) for same subject. Mrs. Ankeney for Social Studies, Reading and Language Arts. Mrs. Noble taught PE.

  2. Jeffrey VB

    Thank you, Jason. I just saw your comment after about 2 years. I was just doing some digging tonight and saw on Wikipedia (Normandy School District) that Garfield started in 1906 so the date that you mentioned on the front of the building is right. Dr. Wright was my principal too but before I left for Jr. high, he was replaced with Mr Greer. Oh, FYI, my 6th grade teacher (75-76) Rae Mohrmann used to run marathons and she still runs half marathons as of about 2 years ago. That’s incredible. Great woman and great teacher.

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