Created By: Upper Madison Improvement Group
As the Pine Hills grew in the early years of the twentieth century, neighborhood parents complained to the Board of Education that in bad weather, School 4 (3/4 mile away at Madison & Ontario) was too far away for their children, even by trolley. School 16 opened here on North Allen in 1906 with a staff of seven female teachers, all graduates of Albany High. It expanded almost immediately, with another teacher hired the next year and a four-classroom addition built in 1912. And still the superintendent wrote in 1913: “So rapid has been the growth of the city in this section that at present this school is seriously crowded.”
Old School 16 was demolished in August of 2005; the modern school building you see today opened in 2007 as Pine Hills Elementary.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Pine Hills