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Museum display bringing back memories of Main Street School

School has begun, and older folks have fond memories of when they attended school, especially elementary school. 

This month the South Boston Halifax Museum of Fine Arts and History presents a chair and desk from the Main Street School that was located at the corner of Main and College streets in South Boston.

It was built as a high school in 1907, and an annex was built in 1915. 

The first principal was C. H. Friend. It was later made into an elementary school with an enrollment of about 420 children, in grades 1 through 6. There were two classes of each grade.  

One principle remembered is Mr. Parker. 

The building had an auditorium on the second floor. The library with its little green chairs is vividly remembered by some former students.

As all good things come to an end, the school was closed as new schools were built to take in the growing population, and Main Street School was torn down in the 1970s. 

Today a playground occupies its site, so children are still active there.

The public is invited to stop by the museum Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see the old time desk and chair and share their school memories with one another.