The Community-Used School
by Clarence Arthur Perry - 1911
Public School No. 9 of Rochester, New York, besides affording the regular elementary day instruction, is used also asan evening school for foreigners in the winter and a vacation school in the summer. Its yard is a public playground, not only during July and August, but after class hours throughout the year, while in the building itselfis provided a place for the utensils and athletic paraphernalia needed in the games and sports. The large room of the school is both an assembly hall and a gymnasium. Here, in the margin of the day, are held public lectures, free literary entertainments, amateur theatricals, concerts, mass meetings, and moving-picture shows.
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