Brownsville Elementary School now assimilated into the Brownsville Assembly of God Church, located on Highway 90, also known in the district of Brownsville as Mobile Highway. The school was built in 1934, but was in later years abandoned [abandoned after 1970], boarded up, and finally purchased, with its playground area, a full city block with fencing, & tennis court, to include "monkey bars" & baseball diamond, by the Brownsville Assembly of God church, directly across from it, c2000. From early 1965 to 1971, some of it teachers were: Mrs. Early, Mrs. Frater, Mrs. Dubois, Mrs. Sylvia Betty Choice, Mrs. Washington, during which the school principal was Mr. Collins; there was also: Mrs. Brookins, Mrs. Glass, Mrs. Oberstien, Mrs. Lacy, & Mrs Mcleod. Mrs. Oberstien was a Nazi-Concentration camp survivor.
The school yard was large, incorporated a tether ball area, pull up bars, fire-ladder-bars for crossing, three triangular shaped climbing post with three (3) ropes attached reaching over 40 feet high, & bicycle racks.
The building at a distance was 'L' shaped, but upon closer examination was actually more at 'T' shaped, with a large lunchroom area, where also, free meals were served to children who couldn't afford them, but work was offered to those who wanted it in order to pay for their lunches, five (5) days a week.
Over-looking the lunch room area was a stage, where the choir often sang & practiced each year for the annual singing event at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Pensacola. At this event, students of all ages would compete in large chorus groups for recognition from competing schools. P.T.A. meetings were also held in the lunch-room auditorium, & one year, a cake baking contest was held where prizes were offered for the three (3) best cakes. In 1970, against their neighbors, Francis & Frances Taylor (deceased), the Grierson family won third place against the Taylor family for the "most unusual cake" (won by James Paul Grierson).
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