J. L. Long, Woodrow Wilson — 1958
by Paula Bosse
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by Paula Bosse
Another fab aerial photo from Squire Haskins: a 1958 southwesterly shot of J. L. Long Jr. High School (on the left) and Woodrow Wilson High School.
…I am not unfamiliar with these East Dallas institutions.
Photo taken above Lakewood by Squire Haskins on Feb. 27, 1958. From the Squire Haskins Photography, Inc. Collection, UTA Libraries, Special Collections — more info here. To see UTA’s super-gigantic image, click the photo!
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I taught at woodrow from 99 to 2005. I was always impressed with the interior preservation. I had taight at Sunset, where I had graduated in 64, in the late 70’s when the interior of that grand old building was decimated in the name of progress. Woodrow has always had an active parental presence, much to it’s benefit.
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I attended Long Jr. High School 1958-1960. Fond memories. Interesting contrasting point regarding the photos from 1958 and 1965. You make the point regarding the “temporary” buildings, of which there are many on the campus to the SE of Woodrow, SW of Long. In 1958 there were “temporaries” at Long also, E of the main building, shown in the photo. I had “study hall” in one of them in eighth grade. But my point is about the parking lot on the NW quadrant of the campus in the 1965 photo. It was not there in 1958, and did not appear until after I graduated from Long and moved on to J.F. Kimball H.S. in Oak Cliff. That school, built in 1958, also had a giant parking lot. In 1958, Woodrow students mostly still walked or took public transportation to get to school. Only a small minority drove cars to school. Parking lots at high schools take up valuable green space, too!