Bellinger Hill Elementary School

Bellinger Hill

was built in 1904, and appears to be mostly Italianate Style. Today it serves our system as the Department of Special Ed, but in its day it generated as many cherished memories as any building in our city.

The school had dedicated teachers, put on plays, was famous for May Pole dances. You could get a hot lunch for 15-cents. My wife attended Bellinger circa 1940, and mention of the name always brought a flood of happy memories.  Besides May, distinguished alum included the Seay twins, the Waldo brothers, Jean Upchurch, Billie Clair Mangum, Betty Meriwether, Dubo Harper and Luther Waller.

-Charles Humphries

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