Photograph of Bruce School

KSCOLL_PH_Bruce_02.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Photograph of Bruce School

Subject

Schools--Kansas City, Kansas
USD 500
Schools--Architecture

Description

Black and white photograph of Bruce School, exterior side view. Bruce was located at 222 N 2nd St., on the SW corner of 2nd and Ohio in the French Bottoms of old KCK. Built sometime around 1890, the two-room frame building served African American students, grades K-5. The contract for a two-room Bruce School at Second and Armstrong was awarded to L. G. Ferguson at a cost of $1634. After the 1903 flood occurred, the Board determined that Bruce, the African American school in the Wood district, could be restored. The contractor was H. J. Davidson.

According to a May 1916 letter, the KCK Board of Education notified the Water Department that the water service had been leased to the Kansas City Bridge Company. By 1929, the school building had been moved to another location and the Board discussed abandoning school .

PRINCIPALS

1888 - A. J. Neely / 1889-94 - J. J. Bass / 1894-1903 - J. R. Harrison / 1903-07 - Mrs. M. L. Ross (Mattie) / 1907-09 - Harvey Thopkins, head teacher / 1909-14 - Woody Jacobs / 1914-15 - Homer Wilburn / 1915-18 - Gertrude Jenkins / 1918-21 - Myrtle Stewart / 1921-24 - Myrtle Young / 1924-25 - Beatrice Scholl / 1925-26 - Vera Jackson / 1926-29 - Jessie Saunders

Creator

Bill Radford

Source

Kansas Room Special Collections

Publisher

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Date

1929

Format

JPG

Language

eng

Type

Gelatin silver print

Identifier

KSCOLl_PH_Bruce_02

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Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 in.