Morris School, Searcy AR, 1936, Old photograph. Buildings and boys.

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Morris School Searcy AR 1936 historic photo buildings boys 

Another Morris School picture.

We have found another few pictures of Morris School.  These were included in a 1936 issue called White County Centennial Edition of The Daily Citizen and White County Citizen published in August 1936.....a long time ago.

This blogsite has had lots of responses from boys who attended Morris School in Searcy AR through the years.  Here we see some actual photos of boys swimming and hiking.  The school is  no longer in operation but it has a road named after it.  The road turns off Hwy 36 and leads to the location of the school.  Some parts of the school still remain.  This picture shows magnificent buildings.  A drive-by now shows such huge trees that you can't see very much about the remaining buildings. 

Here are two other blogs about Morris School.  Go there is you'd like to see lots of pictures of the school and  be sure to read all the comments at the blogs.  

https://activerain.com/blogsview/3508548/morris-school-for-boys---closed-now-but-once-very-active-on-morris-school-road-in-searcy-ar-

https://activerain.com/blogsview/4467874/morris-school-for-boys--searcy-ar--reunion-held-aug--16--2014

Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Barbara - photos of old schools, especially those no longer in use, can provide lots of memories of learning, first friendships and a more innocent time.  

Aug 07, 2019 05:36 AM
Anonymous
Harold Gene Sullivan

This shows the old gym. It had an unusual floor, made from 2X4 planks set on end. It was almost indestructible. But had no give to it and, therefore, really hard on one's legs. They also had a swimming pool which the fathers would let us use. At the time, Searcy didn't have a municipal pool (mid to late 40s) and Harding College wouldn't let the Searcy kids use it.

Aug 07, 2019 02:46 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, you are right.  Lots and lots of memories.

Aug 07, 2019 04:05 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Harold Gene, it sounds as if they were good neighbors.  I wonder if the strong floor is still in existence.  It would be nice to tour what is left of the school.

Aug 07, 2019 04:08 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

That reminds me of the school in Dover, it no longer is in existence, pity

Aug 08, 2019 01:11 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, so many schools are gone now but never forgotten.

Aug 08, 2019 05:04 AM
Anonymous
Gage Wells

Hi, my grandmother had told me that my great grandmother had visited there a few times when it was still running as a school. I realized recently nobody really has any current pictures of the property. Im willing to go find it and get some pictures for Abandoned Arkansas, but dont know where the property lies.

Aug 08, 2019 03:01 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Just go out Hwy 36 West, turn right on Morris School Rd, and when it makes a fairly sharp turn to the right, old Morris School is on the left. 

Aug 09, 2019 05:58 AM