Does anyone have info re the history of why this building is named the Joseph Bingham School ?
From files in the library of Indiana Landmarks, we know that Joseph J. Bingham was a member of the first Indianapolis School Board. Bingham used his influence to improve lighting and heating conditions in schools in the late 1800s.
I’m sure many of us have benefited then from his actions (especially on sweltering August afternoons!)
Thanks for chasing this down
Kassie aka “Mom”
Attended PS 84 from 2nd grade [1940?] through 8th [As a “traffic boy” Miss Dorothea Galley was my HR teacher; Mrs. Scott was Principal?]. Lived in rental near 54th and Broadway then. Then off to Broad Ripple HS — college; Korea and USAF; so very long ago! Anybody else remember those “good-ol’-days?? Thanks for the memories… Now retired and living in Greeley Colorado. PS 84 was a “good” school, and I later found that I was well-prepared for high school and college afterward.
I found a 2nd grade class picture from Indianapolis School #84. School year 1983-84. I’m not from Indy, so thought I’d put it out there just in case. 😊
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