Various pictures regarding the original 1922 version of Rosemont Elementary School

Rosemont School
Images showing aspects of the first construction phase of the Rosemont Elementary School


The 1910 house called Rosemont

The 1910 house called "Rosemont"
In 1920 Roman Waldron, who lived in this house on Davis Avenue, platted Rosemont Annex addition, where Rosemont Elementary School was just starting.

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Rosemont School c. 1921


Rosemont School started in temporary buildings
(Source: The Dallas Morning News, 4th April 1922, page 13.)

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map showing Rosemont School in temporary buildings

Temporary buildings in 1922
(Source: Sanborne Insurance Map, 1922, volume 5, sheet 509.)

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Rosemont under construction in 1922


Identical Triplets
In 1922 three schools, Rosemont, Lida Hoe (then called Sunset), and Booker T. Washington, were all built at the same time by the same builder using virtually identical plans drawn by the same architect (Lang & Witchell).
(Source: The Dallas Morning News, 31st July 1922; page 3.)
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map showing Rosemont School in 1924


Map of Rosemont School's initial construction
(Source: Sanborne Insurance Map, 1924/1950, volume 5, sheet 509.)

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Rosemont School circa 1960


Rosemont School circa 1960
with its gynasium addition (c. 1956) barely seen on the left

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Rosemont School circa 1960


Rosemont School circa 1960
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Rosemont School circa 1963


Rosemont School circa 1969
with Beth Morgan
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Rosemont School -- 1966


Rosemont School 1966
with Bill Moore, Tom Hiett, and Mike Parker
(Source: Duncan Ramsey)
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Backside of Rosemont School-- 1956


Backside of Rosemont School-- 1956
showing open fire escape stairs and
freestanding brick incinerator (center)
(Source: Steve Bonner)
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Backside of Rosemont School-- 1956


Backside of Rosemont School-- 1956

(Source: Steve Bonner)
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Rosemont School -- 1966


Baseball backstop on Rosemont playground -- 1966
(Source: Duncan Ramsey)
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Rosemont first grade class -- 1956


Miss Edwards' first grade class -- 1956
(Source: Charles Haley)

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a Rosemont Pennant


School pennant circa 1960
Rosemont school colors were originally
rose red and spring green (rose pink and pastel green)

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Rosemont Principal and Secretary


Principal H.S. Griffin and Secretary Ms. Winfrey, circa 1955

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Rosemont auditorium stage, circa 1962


Rosemont auditorium stage, 1962
performance of "The Gondoliers"

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Rosemont School c. 1942


Rosemont circa 1942
shrubs were grown tall and large

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Rosemont School, west side (back) circa 1964


Rosemont, back (west) side circa 1964

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Swimming Pool behind Rosemont


Swimming Pool behind Rosemont School circa 1958
located along unpaved Mary Cliff drive -- no chemical treatments (City water) -- tennis courts in background

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Page 1 of the 'Rosemont Press' -- December, 1955


"Rosemont Press" -- 1955
School newspaper from December, 1955

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Rosemont Dad's Club
In the local history division of the downtown Dallas Public Library, stored in an archive called The Jim Barnes Collection, is a large folder full of material from the Rosemont Dad's Club of the late 1940s and 1950s. It contains various things, including lists of teachers, students, letters from political allies, and a set of plan drawings of the school's original interior.

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9 May 2018; last revised 25th August 2019
Jim Barnes