October 5, 2003
The "outcropping" that you see on the left side of this building or the side
that's facing Main Building
as we all know are the restrooms for the first and 2nd floor as well as
the stairwells for the 1st, 2nd,
and basement levels. You can see
that this section is
slightly smaller and has a flat roof compared to
the rest of the building.
not a well known fact, but there was and still is, when they closed Hoey
Hall for renovations, a
restroom in the basement area. It was in the janitor's closet. I've used it
so many times that I was
surprised that a few folks knew of its existence. Most I was told, used the
one on the first floor -
"upstairs on the first floor" for those who spent most of their classes down
in the "dungeon".
Notice the door on the top floor on the left side of the building. Due to
this was added along with the wheelchair ramp after we graduated.
Aerial view, circa 1965
As indicated in the "outcropping" picture of October 5, 2003
can see the flat roof as well as the 3 story wing addition. The
little white square dot on the roof is the roof access that I
mentioned strolling down Memory Lane below.
During the middle weekend of the two week football camp in my
last year, I managed to find the
attic access in this historical building. Upon entering the attic, I was
amazed of the huge and
exceedingly large space of this attic. Anyway, after entering the attic,
there was a l - o - n - g
wooden ladder, at the least, 15-20 feet, going up to the roof access door.
The ladder was secured at the base and top, but it buckled
like crazy - back and forth - halfway up
(gulp!). After waiting a bit, I
slowly continued climbing up the ladder and finally reached the roof.
The view around campus was awesome, not as good as the
views from the Clock Tower,
1968 Yearbook, page 4
Yeah, we were really relaxing with the end of semester exams in those days.
1968 Yearbook, page 5
Science teacher, Mrs. Meta H. Bigham, scolding the boys to stop picking on
the girls and Joyce is
laughing it off.
I arrived at NCSD in the fall of 1965, so the eight grade classes was on the
top floor, Homeroom
was Mrs. Evelyn W. Watson's science class and I believe some of the other
classes was on the first
floor. The remaining years, most of the classes were in the "dungeon" and
the first floor. Mr. Duel's
algebra class was on the first or second floor of the west wing.
I remember most of the following teachers, in no specific
Marylyn Williams, Mary Jo Bangles-Johnson (teacher-in-training), Mrs. Jane
Taylor (History), Mrs.
Bashie Crutchfield (English), Mrs. Jennie T. Law (Language), Mrs. Kate B.
Fowler (Math), Mrs. Judy
S. Berry, Mrs. Martha W. Marshall, Mr. Olouse Tullos (Science),
Mr. William (Bill) M. Simpson,
Marjorie M. Triebert (HS Principle), Mrs. Mary S. Hotchkiss (History), Mrs.
Marie M. Tubergen (Art),
Mr. John E. McCreight (Electronics) and Mrs. Phyllis R. Hatley.