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Interview with residents

Friday, January 1, 1965

A former teacher at the school remembers it as a place where children of all backgrounds gathered to play and learn. The school was mixed in with its residential surroundings and provided a place for children to congregate. Gus Levin remembers how the teachers at Central School kept track of what was going on in the neighborhood. He remembers a teacher holding him up to one of the big windows and looking at his house across the street and saying "Look Gus, there's your mother bringing home your little sister" the day his mother brought his newborn sister home. Linda Mertz-Michael, a former teacher at Central School, remembers how a baby grand piano could not be removed from the building and had to go down with the demolition.