Thursday, April 28, 2011

1920s Prefab

Accession Number P75-54-0242g, Hughes Company Glass Negatives Collection,
Courtesy of the Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Modular classrooms are something I associate with relatively contemporary times, so the sight of portable classrooms in the 1920s was a surprise! This portable school house at Warren and Williams Streets in South Baltimore was photographed by the Hughes Company for the Winter Homes Corporation in May of 1923.  It may have been an extension of the old Southern High School, which was built at this intersection in 1910, expanded in 1926 and 1956, and replaced by a newer building on Covington Street in 1978.

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