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Library Interior
Date:
Circa 1920
Creator:
Hall & Williams Studio
Collection #:
MSP030-B001-F01-I02
Process/Size:
Gelatin Silver Print/8" x 10"

Description:
View of students studying and completing homework in the library at Fifth Avenue High School.

Notes:
The Fifth Avenue High School opened in 1896 to accommodate the growing student body at the Pittsburgh Central High School. For the first time in 1912 the school was supervised by one Principal, Dr. Edward Rynearson, who founded the National Honor Society in 1922. Until the mid-20th century, Fifth Avenue High School was known for its multi-cultural student body, which included White, Chinese, Jewish and African American students. The school was finally closed after 80 years of educational service in 1976.

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