Sunday, September 30, 2012

Giuseppe Micheli School

Giuseppe Micheli elementary school, LivornoThe elementary school Micheli, in piazza XI Maggio, is named after the military engineer Giuseppe Micheli. The original building was inaugurated in the summer of 1889, just in time for the first day of class.Vintage postcard, Micheli elementary school, LivornoThe original building was a two-story structure, which quite soon proved to be inadequate to the growing school population of the times.Vintage postcard, Micheli elementary school, LivornoIn the early 1920s the problem was solved adding another story to the building.

(Postcards digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

14 comments:

Jack said...

Another fine Livorno lesson from you, VP.

Randy said...

It's a very stately looking building.

Merisi said...

A grand building, looking even grander with the additional story!

I am sure there are statistics somewhere about how many pupils have passed through those gates over the years. Thousands and thousands ...

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I know nothing of the history of education in Italy. Who would have gone to a school like this when it was built? Was it a fee paying school or could you go for free?

VP said...

Lucy - Primary instruction was, and still is, practically free in public schools like this one.

Dina said...

I wish I had gone to school there. I would know Italian now.

Traveling Hawk said...

A nice classical building. I like the old postcards.

Luis Gomez said...

Great looking building VP.

JM said...

Glad you showed the evolution. It's a grand building.

Birdman said...

Thanks for added the vintage postcards.

Lois Evensen said...

Very, very interesting. It's fascinating to see the comparison of the old and new images.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a nice place to take the first steps in education. I wonder how it looks inside.
God bless you!
Cezar

Arianna said...

Bell'edificio! Ciao, Arianna

Halcyon said...

Even with an additional storey, it does not seem to have changed much. I like the architecture - it's timeless!