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Published: 7/10/2012


Historic Monclova School, Post Office

The Monclova Community Center and Historical Foundation will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the construction of the old Monclova School on August 11.

The museum, or historic, room is anchored by a wood cabinet from the 1912 school. The Monclova Community Center and Historical Foundation will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the construction of the old Monclova School on August 11. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The museum, or historic, room is anchored by a wood cabinet from the 1912 school. The Monclova Community Center and ...
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The original contruction, of plaster overbrick, is exposed for visitors to the school. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The original contruction, of plaster overbrick, is exposed for visitors to the school.
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The former, and first postmaster of the Monclova post office was Claire Metzger, after her father built the post office in 1914. Postmaster and professional gift-wrapper, Metzger also taught piano lessons in the post office. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former, and first postmaster of the Monclova post office was Claire Metzger, after her father built the post office ...
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Exterior of the re-created Monclova post office as it appeared in 1914. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Exterior of the re-created Monclova post office as it appeared in 1914.
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Bill Strayer rings the school bell. It had been rung at the school from 1914-1951. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Strayer rings the school bell. It had been rung at the school from 1914-1951.
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The former Monclova School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former Monclova School.
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The former Monclova School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former Monclova School.
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The former Monclova School, left, and the re-created post office, right. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former Monclova School, left, and the re-created post office, right.
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The former gymnasium was so state of the art that the University of Toledo basketball team would practice in the facility. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former gymnasium was so state of the art that the University of Toledo basketball team would practice in the facility.
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Mary Kay, of Holland, Director of Monclova Community Center, left, and Bill Strayer, who attended the Monclova School, in front of a brick arch over a doorway in the basement. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mary Kay, of Holland, Director of Monclova Community Center, left, and Bill Strayer, who attended the Monclova School, in front ...
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A phone in the former Monclova post office. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A phone in the former Monclova post office.
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The cupola of the former school. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The cupola of the former school.
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In addition to the school, the Monclova Community Center and Historical Foundation has re-created the post office which had been across the road from the school. Enlarge | Buy This Photo In addition to the school, the Monclova Community Center and Historical Foundation has re-created the post office which had ...
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Close-up of the former Monclova School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Close-up of the former Monclova School.
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Bill Strayer, in the re-created post office. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Strayer, in the re-created post office.
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Detail of the former Monclova School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Detail of the former Monclova School.
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