2200 East 40th Street - closed, demolished
Minneapolis 6, Minnesota
Miss Selma Louise Saam, Principal
June 11, 1956, last day of school
DOB: 8/31/1890 DOD: 10/15/1966
Standish Elementary was located at East 40th Street
between 22nd and Standish Avenues South.
It was built in 1915 and opened in 1920. Students used portables from 1915 to 1920 when the main building opened. The portables were wooden structures along the west side of the school.
An addition was added in 1923 and a stair tower was added on the north side in 1960. Standish closed in 1981 and was demolished in 1983. Perhaps the front of the school was the last part completed, because I remember the cornerstone was dated 1925. Also, I remember calling the district office and they told me that Standish School closed June, 1980.
~ school front, south side ~
The Standish neighborhood is bound on the north by 36th Street East, on the east by Hiawatha Avenue, on the south by 42nd and 43rd Streets East and on the west by Cedar Avenue.
Miles Standish Elementary School was named after a work by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The area was considered the outskirts of the city until immigrants, mostly Swedish and Norwegian, began building
their homes here early in the 1900s. Now it is mainly residential neighborhood. The new light-rail train line along the Hiawatha Avenue corridor connects the neighborhood with downtown, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America. New homes are being built along this corridor.
~ Sixth Grade Graduation ~
Miss Lilly A. Anderson
Room 212, 1956
DOB: 3/18/05 DOD: 7/13/82
Row 4: Glen Peterson, Kay
Paddock, Barbara M. Carlson, Bob Winkler, Harold Bergquist, Susan Wood,
Kay Moir, Dick Swenson. Row 3: Denis Villella,
Jimmy Fritz, Diane Bryant, Lois Carlson, Karin Wakefield, Tom Lundquist, Aldis Inde,
Patty Prentiss, Sandy Larson. Row 2: Sharon Sutton,
Lester Filipa, George Theilmann, M. Lynn Davis, Nancy Nessel, Judy Kingsberg,
Ron Moey, Colin Quinn, John Ekberg. Front: Dick Lembecker,
Janis Jagers, Gail Sonntag, Susan Ackland, Beth Cote, Dorsey Kleckner,
Janet Christiansen, Miss Lillian Anderson - Teacher
Source: Colin Quinn
Mrs. Evelyn Beatrice (Flynn) Foster
Room 213, 1956
DOB: 7/21/08 DOD: 11/13/81
Enid Burlingame, Janet Egeberg, Janice Anderson, Raymond Christianson,
Judy Stroberger, Irene Doubrava, Sylvia Peterson, G. Mona Houser, Sandra
Guest. Row 3: Karen
Liljemark, Sharon Potter, Harold Streeter, Tim
Hastings, Bobby Kerswell, Mike Strauss, Eunice Hallin, Lani
Greenfield. Row 2:
Gretchen Ohlsson, Darrell Larson, Jane Gwiazdon,
Tommy Haiker, Gary Henderson, George Antoine, Paul Lamberger, Glenn Troness. Front: Ritchie Willits, Susan Kovar, Beverly Hill, Tommy Case, Darlene Debe,
Dick Runman, Gail Armstrong, Melvin Larson, Mrs. Evelyn Foster -
Source: Lani (Greenfield) Covey
Mrs. Gertrude Viola (Ziller) Johnson
Room 214, 1956
DOB: 10/21/07 DOD: 10/16/01
Lynn Newton, Roger Gates, Wayne Pfuhl, Michael Kupka, Carole Oas,
Catherine Raymond, Joyce Holm, Roger Toreson, E. Jane
Bennett. Row 3: Larry
Hartman, Terry Hayes, Donald Ellenwood, Diane Franzen,
Terryl "Kathleen" Haaland, Shirley Clark, Charles Payne, Allan Ness. Row 2: Frances Brown, Cleon Larson, Kenneth Ring, Pamela Warner, Julie Granoien, Colleen Skovbroten, Douglas Larson, Bruce Brown. Front: John Miller, Jon Faulkner, Cheryl Larson, Cynthia Fritzke, Winifred Moberg, Claudia Kerswell, Donald Greven, Mrs. Gertrude Johnson - Teacher (pictured in the choir photo below)
Source: Cynthia (Fritzke) Fath
Sixth Grade Choir
Donald Ellenwood, Kathy Steiner, Beth Cote, Lynn Newton, Sandra Guest,
Diane Bryant, Tom Lundquist, Mike Kupka, Roger Toreson, Mike Strauss, M. Lynn
Davis, Gretchen Ohlsson, Gail Sonntag. Row 3: Paul
Lamberger, G. Mona Houser, Kay Moir, Sylvia Peterson,
Carole Oas, Susan Wood, Bob Winkler, Karin
Wakefield, Kay Paddock, Janice Anderson, Janet Egeberg, Enid Burlingame,
Janet Christiansen. Row 2: Donald
Greven, Larry Hartman, Patty Prentiss, Diane
Franzen, Pamela Warner, Fran Brown, Nancy Nessel, Judy Kingsberg, Harold
Streeter, Bruce Brown, Sandy Larson, Dick Runman. Front: Colleen Skovbroten, Sharon Sutton, Tommy Case, Cheryl Larson, Winnie
Moberg, Darlene Debe, Shirley Clark, John Miller, Gail Armstrong, Susan Ackland, Jane Gwiazdon, Julie Granoien, Teri Haaland, Mrs. Gertrude
Johnson - Choir Director
Source: Sandy (Larson) Conboy
"Mrs. Johnson had Bob Winkler, Tommy Case and me sing, 'We Three Kings' as a trio for the Christmas program that year."
~ John Miller ~
Do you remember Sturdy and Sparkle?
Pictured below, is Miss Margaret Kranz, dental hygienist who visited the Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools to educate primary school students in the proper method of maintaining good dental health. At Miles Standish, we had a dental parade where we walked around the school blocks dressed in costume. Sturdy and Sparkle are the puppets pictured below. I happened to meet Margaret a few years ago, and she told me that she donated the puppets to the museum in Minneapolis.
6/1/1920 - 4/20/2007
Margaret (Midge) graduated from Minneapolis Central High School in 1938 and from the U of M School for Dental Hygienists in 1942. She practiced as a civilian dental hygienist during WWII for the Army air base in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and also in Van Nuys, California at Birmingham General Hospital, neither facility is in existence today. Midge worked in private practice in Minneapolis, San Francisco and also Alaska, where she was the first registered dental hygienist in Alaska. She completed her career as school hygienist for the Minneapolis Public Schools, retiring in 1980.
Where Are You in These Photos?
Can you find yourself among these kindergarten students from 1949-50? These are Miss Muriel Segolson's students from Room 106.
Students who had birthdays from January 1-June 30 attended kindergarten in the morning. Those who had birthdays from July 1-December 31 attended in the afternoon.
These were half-day classes. In first grade through sixth grade, we walked to and from school and had a 75 minute lunch at home; unless the winter weather was severe and we lived
far enough away to have our mom pack a lunch to eat at school. (I can still remember asking Janitor Howe to help me open my thermos during the winter of second grade.)
From what I can tell, the first two photos below are the morning kindergarten students and the last two photos are the afternoon students.
~ Students I think I recognize from . . . ~
Row 5: Cathy Raymond, Mona Houser?, Glen Peterson, Unknown boy (hidden), Miss Segolson.
Row 4: Mike Kupka?, Unknown boy, Unknown boy, Unknown boy?, Unknown girl. Row 3: Colin Quinn?, Unknown boy, Pam Warner, Glenn Troness.
Row 2: Unknown boy, Lani Greenfield (hidden), Claudia Kerswell?, Girl w/braids, Unknown boy, Janice Anderson?
Row 1: Donna Johnson, Cynthia Fritzke, Warren ___, Barbara Erickson, Linda Casagrande?, John Ekberg?
Row 4: Cathy Raymond, Unknown boy (head turned to right), Unknown girl, Mike Kupka, Unknown boy, John Ekberg?, Tom Lyons, Doug Larson, Barbara Erickson.
Row 3: Unknown boy. Row 2: Deny Villella?, Unknown girl, Janice Anderson, Warren ___, Lani Greenfield, Glen Peterson.
Row 1: Roger Gates?, Unknown girl, Pamela Warner?, Colin Quinn? or Barry Fox?, Linda Casagrande, Dick Lembecker, Glenn Troness, Donna Johnson.
Row 5: Diane Franzen, Dick Swenson, Mike Strauss?, Unknown short boy, Unknown boy, Barbara M. Carlson. Row 4: Unknown boy, Jane Bennett?, Unknown girl, Unknown boy, Unknown boy.
Row 3: Sue Ackland, Roger Toreson, Jimmy Glander, Unknown boy, Unknown girl (above), Unknown boy, Unknown girl, Unknown boy (all three lower).
Row 2: Karen Liljemark, Unknown boy. Row 1: Janet Christiansen?, Susan Wood?, George Antoine? or Bruce Brown?, Darlene Debe?
Row 5: Diane Franzen, Dick Swenson, Unknown boy (partially hidden), Unknown boy, Barbara M. Carlson.
Row 4: Unknown boy, Jane Bennett?, Unknown curly-haired boy, Unknown girl, Student hidden from view. Row 3: Unknown girl, Deny Villella, Unknown girl, Jimmie Glander, Unknown girl.
Row 2: Sue Ackland, Roger Toreson?, Karen Liljemark, Paul Lamberger?, Unknown girl, Unknown boy. Row 1: Janet Christiansen?, Susan Wood?, George Antoine? or Bruce Brown?, Unknown short boy, Darlene Debe?
Others not identified that I recall from Miss Segolson's kindergarten classes: Georgia Carlson [RHS first principal's granddaughter], George Theilmann, Melvin Larson?, Terry Hayes, Sandy Larson, Mary Alice Mueller?.
* To better view these students, try the zoom method (x-from 100% to 130%) by holding down the "control" key & scrolling on your mouse. (This is a great tool for any page on this site.)
The lower right corner displays the percentage. Pictures 1 and 2 seem to be the same students (morning kgn.). Pictures 3 and 4 seem to be the same students (afternoon kgn.).
I've tried to put these students in some kind of semblance of order! Your help is always appreciated.
Where Are You in These Photos?
Can you find yourself among these first grade students from 1950-51? These are Mrs. Marvelle Murphy's students from Room 104.
I'll attempt to identify these students, but will need help from you too. So, let me know!
Row 5: Linda Casagrande?, Bobby Kerswell?, Unknown boy, Unknown boy, Unknown boy, Patty Prentiss?, Irene Doubrava?, Unknown girl, Unknown boy, Sandy Larson? .
Row 4: John Miller (standing), Doug Larson?, Unknown girl, Sylvia Peterson?, Unknown boy (hand up), Karin Wakefield? or Mary Alice Mueller?, Lani Greenfield, Donna Johnson (with toy)?.
Row 3: (short row) Unknown girl, Unknown boy, Colin Quinn?.
Row 2: Unknown girl, Susan Wood?, Unknown boy, Warren ____?, Winnie Moberg, Jane Bennett, Barry Fox?, Jane Gwiazdon?.
Row 1: Unknown boy, Cynthia Fritzke, Mona Houser, Darlene Debe (peeking through), Unknown girl
Known to be in the class: Janice Anderson, Barry Fox, Emily Ische, Andrea Lofsness, Mary Alice Mueller?, Colin Quinn
PHOTO: Winnie (Moberg) Dehne
Click thumbnail photo
(might be of help)
Standish Faculty After 1950 (ca. 1958)
BACK row: Mr. Silverstein, Vernice West, Alice Hanscom, Edna Johnson, Mary Johnson, Evelyn Foster.
MIDDLE row: Gertrude Johnson, Marvelle Murphy, Iranese Berg, E. Gillam?, Eleanor Dahlquist, _____, ______.
FRONT row: Virginia Lewedag, Helen (Tressel) Smith, principal, Muriel (Segolson) Johnson, Adelaide Aasen, Mary Voight.
Faculty I Remember . . . September, 1949 - June, 1956
|Miss Selma Louise Saam||Office||Principal||31-Aug-1890||15-Oct-1966||
Teacher in 1920-22. Principal about 1923 or 1924: Principal at Peabody and Hawthorne Schools in 1924 and 1930 respectively.
|Miss Bessie C. LaPres||101||Kindergarten||27-Nov-1889||18-Nov-1976||
Salary in 1939 was $2,040 @ 45 hours/week
|Miss Grace Ethel Guptill||102||Grade 1||6-Jan-1891||11-Sep-1978||
Dates and middle name not verified.
|Mrs. Marvelle M. Murphy||104||Grade 1||6-Dec-1901||10-Apr-1965||
Middle initial may be E or T. George A. Murphy, husband.
|Miss Briesmeister||105||Grade ?|
|Miss Muriel Inez (Segolson) Johnson||106||Kindergarten||16-May-1920||19-Sep-2011||
Room 106 had the most cabinet space of all rooms.
|Mrs. Iranase Berg||Grade 2||2-Feb-1903||9-Aug-1998|
|Visual Aid & Storage Room||108||-||-||-|
|Supply & Work Room||109||-||-||-|
Nurse's office - adjacent to the Office
|Library - Miss Luverne E. Eckstrom||112||
Age 97. Funeral, January 5, 2012, RHS graduate, January, 1934
|Mrs. Fredrickson||113||Grade 2|
|Mrs. Judith N. Smith||114||Grade 1-2||
Combination classroom. Does anyone have more information about Mrs. Smith?
|Miss Neoma D. Hoogner||115||Grade 2||14-Sep-1891||22-Sep-1987||
Special Ed. classroom. Not sure Miss Hoogner taught Spec. Ed.
|Gymnasium & Auditorium||117||-||-||-|
|Play Room - jungle gym and nap room||121||-||-||-|
Miss Lois E. (Dickinson)
Married 21-Aug-1965 to Douglas W. Cann, Bemidji, MN
|Class Room||202||Grade 3?|
|Miss Adelaide S. Aasen||204||Grade 4||3-Jan-1902||25-Jan-1999|
|Mrs. Holy||Grade 4|
|Mr. Peterson, Mr. Silverstein||205||Grade 5|
|Class Room||207||Grade 5?|
|Mrs. Johnston||207||Grade 4||
Maternity leave at Christmas. Mrs. Lockwood replaced her.
|Mrs. Mary Ann (Wynonne) Lockwood||207||Grade 4||28-Nov-1936||5-Aug-2011|
|Miss Patricia Ann (Fawcett) Spring||208||Grade 5||16-Sep-1931||16-Sep-2010||
Married 12-Aug-1959 to Charles E. Spring.
|Miss Dornquast||209||Grade 5||
Her title and room number not verified.
Adjacent to Teachers' Lounge.
May also have been Mr. Peterson's classroom.
|Miss Lilly A. Anderson||212||Grade 6||18-Mar-1905||13-Jul-1982||
May have been former Mpls. Lincoln School principal in the '60s-'70s
|Mrs. Evelyn Beatrice (Flynn) Foster||213||Grades 5, 6||21-Jul-1908||13-Nov-1981|
|Mrs. Gertrude Viola (Ziller) Johnson||214||Grade 6||21-Oct-1907||16-Oct-2001|
|Classroom - used for Audio-Visual movie room||215||-||-||-|
|Mrs. Virginia Lewedag|
|Miss Eleanor V. (Dahlquist) _____||7-Jul-1928||
Taught third grade at Corcoran in 1951-2 & got married this same year. George K. Battles. second husband?
|Mrs. Doris Banks.||Office||former principal||Succeeded Miss Saam. Principal a short time, then went on maternity leave.|
|Mrs. Helen (Tressel) Smith||Office||former principal||Succeeded Mrs. Banks as principal. Living in Edina.|
Planning for the Future for the
print of the school in 1962, Plate 81, P. 417.
Entries in RED are tentative. Corrections are always appreciated.
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|Lani, Glenn & Irene||
Miss Segolson, Kgn.
Warren & Bruce
Karen, Jimmy? or
in Swedish attire
Lani, Barbara RHS '61
Douglas, John? & Jimmy?
Kgn, Rm. 106
5/16/20 - 9/19/11
Marvelle E. Murphy
1st grade, Rm. 104
12/6/01 - 4/10/65
3rd grade, Rm. 201
Adelaide S. Aasen
4th grade, Rm. 204
1/3/02 - 1/25/99
Patricia Ann Fawcett
Spring & Lani, 1955
5th grade, Rm. 208
9/16/31 - 9/16/10
6th grade, Rm. 213
7/21/08 - 11/13/81
Lilly A. Anderson, 6/56
6th grade, Rm. 212
3/18/05 - 7/13/82
Gertrude Z. Johnson, 6/56
6th grade/choir, Rm. 214
10/21/07 - 10/16/01
Johnson's 6th grade,
last day of school, 1956
class, 1952 (Cindy Fritzke)
1st grade class 1951 (Winnie Moberg)
|2nd graders?, 1952||"Waltz of
the Flowers", 1952
Mrs. Judith N. Smith's 1st &
2nd grade class, Rm. 114
the Flowers", 1952
2nd grade class, Rm. 113
Miss Neoma D. Hoogner, 1950-51
2nd grade, Rm. 115
|Susan Wood, 1954||
Pamela Warner, 1954
|Barbara Erickson, 1954|
Mary Alice Mueller, 1954
Dorsey Kleckner, 1955
|Donna Johnson, 1955||Gail Armstrong, 1956||Lani Greenfield, 1956|
site was school's
at south entry
May 5, 2008
now the main entry.
Parking lot is out of view,
to the north in the
|Standish Green Condominiums|
|Barry D. Fox Hopkins 1962|
"Daniel B. Tetzlaff, age 88, well-known trumpeter/musician/author/teacher died peacefully on July 11, 2008. Accomplishments: US Navy Band 1942-1945, Minneapolis Symphony 1948-1955, Musicians Union Local 30-73, Evergreen Club, and still playing until recently in The Classics Big Band, Como Park Summer Pops Orchestra, Zuhrah Shrine Band, Minnesota State Band, and Health Science Orchestra. Tetzlaff grew up in Minneapolis, graduating from West High School in 1937. He served in Navy bands during and just after World War II, playing at ports of call around the world. Before the war, he played gigs around the Twin Cities. Tetzlaff attended the University of Minnesota, graduating after the war. He got a master's degree in music from the university in 1962. He taught at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Hamline University and Macalester College in St. Paul and the University of Minnesota from 1952 to 1966. Tetzlaff also taught music for the Minneapolis schools full time from 1955 to 1985. Until he took a fall 18 months ago, he was still playing with the Classic Big Band and other groups." Star Tribune
~ Bluebirds ~
Selling Camp Fire Girl Doughnuts
Here we are, a flock of Bluebirds selling Camp Fire Girl doughnuts to an interested buyer at the StarTribune office. We must have been in about second grade, which would date the photo as 1951-2.
Bluebirds pictured from left to right in the front row are: Winnie Moberg, Sandy Larson, Unknown, Kathy Meyer, Unknown, Lani Greenfield, and Eunice Hallin.
The doughnuts sold for 50 cents/dozen in the late 1950s.
PHOTO SOURCE: Sandy Larson
~ Girl Scouts ~
Troop ___ Group Photo
We were probably in the fifth grade, which would date the photo as 1954-5, because Dorsey started Standish School in the fifth grade.
Standing: Fran Brown, Janet Egeberg, Lynn Newton, Barbara M. Carlson?, Dorsey Kleckner, Janice Anderson, Sylvia Peterson, Patty Prentiss, Karen Liljemark.
Seated: ______, Cathy Raymond, Gail Armstrong, Kathy Steiner.
PHOTO SOURCE: Sylvia Peterson
~ Interesting Links ~
Planning for the Future
Fire Protection Engineering Report
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