This is Putnam Elementary School located in the small community of Devola, outside Marietta Ohio. I lived about a block from here on Walnut Drive when I was very young. At the time, this school supported grades 1-8, until the new high school opened in 1967. I began here in the first grade during the 1959-1960 school year. How much do you remember from the first grade?
Top row L-R: Main entrance, my 5th grade classroom, the original bell
from the first Putnam school 1859-1957.
2nd row L-R: The rear entrance and exit to the playground area (on the right was my 4th grade classroom, the same bicycle rack that was there in 1959, looking through the east entrance where the 7th and 8th grade classes were held (they had lockers).
3rd row L-R: Looking through the west entrance where my 1st grade classroom was (second door on right), the softball backstop where I played ball with the 'older' kids, looking west with the gymnasium on the right.
4th row L-R:The original sliding board, the swings with the original framework, looking through my 4th grade classroom window.
Grade 1- Miss Cole
Grade 2- Mrs. Tullis
Grade 3- Mrs. Stewart
Grade 4- Mrs. Slate
Grade 5- Mrs. Wymann
Grade 6- Mrs. Hunley