|When it opened in 1910, PS 90 was the largest school in Queens, with 48 classrooms.|
P.S. 90 in Richmond Hill|
Pictures dated c. 1910 (click to enlarge)
Two viewers have emailed me to point out that not all Kew Gardens primary school students attended PS 99. One of them writes:
"Those of us who lived south of Metropolitan Avenue went to PS 90, on 108th just north of Jamaica Avenue. It was a wonderful school with extremely dedicated teachers. One 6th grade teacher, Mr. Zimler, was a legend in the NYC schoool system. His classes produced the highest test scores in the city year after year. There were lots of Kew Gardens kids there - over 1,250 families on the 83-00 block of 118th street alone!"
Reference: Carl Ballenas and Nancy Cataldi, "Images of America - Richmond Hill", pp. 68, 107 (Arcadia Publ. 2002). Black & white picture courtesy of Nancy Cataldi; picture postcard from The Lucy Ballenas Collection courtesy of Carl Ballenas.