Greenville Street Elementary – Abbeville, South Carolina
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For many years, this building served as Abbeville‘s elementary school. At that time there was no parking in front of the school, so students used the entire front lawn as their playground. Upon the completion of the much larger Long Cane Primary School, this building gained new importance as the headquarters of the Abbeville County School District.
The interesting jungle gym pictured below was located on the front lawn of the old school. Years ago the train and its caboose were restored and moved to Long Cane Primary School.
SCIWAY thanks Mark Clark, an Abbeville native currently residing in Winnsboro, for sharing these photos.
Mark writes, “I always did well in school, but I found it dreadfully boring and spent many a day playing on this train under the shade of two tall oak trees. It seemed schoolwork was never as exciting as fighting train robbers. My father and grandfather both worked on the railroad in Abbeville, so the train had deeper emotional meaning for me than it did for most of the other kids.”
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