School 16

Pine Hills

School 16

Albany, New York 12207, United States

Created By: Upper Madison Improvement Group

Point of Interest Details

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


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