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Last Update: 03-24-2022
Warren G. Harding Elementary School
The famous Warren G. Harding School where Flick got his tongue frozen to a pole and Miss Shields taught her classes (The filming for the movie was actually done at a school in Canada.) Shep attended Warren G. Harding Elementary, which was located only few blocks from his house, for grades 2-6. Warren G. Harding School Harding Elementary School - Warren G. Harding School opened on January 4, 1927, at 3107 Cleveland Street on 19.1 acres of land in the Hessville section of Hammond, Indiana. It replaced the temporary Gibson School founded in 1922. Harding School had six teachers and 188 children in kindergarten through grade 5.The student body continued to grow to the point that in 1946 grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 were put on half day programs. The gym was divided into classrooms, and in September 1947 all the children returned to a full day schedule. In 1948 the cornerstone was laid for the new brick building. When it opened, the brick building was fully occupied and the old frame building still housed two 5th grade classes, three 6th grade classes and two 7th grade classes. Additions were made in 1957 and 1961. (Shown) There are currently plans to build a new school. For more pictures of the original school visit the Class of 59 HHS website.
Teachers and Other School Personel
Links to Further Information:
• Harding Elementary at HHS59 website
Photos:




Courtesy: Brian Pearson




Courtesy: Brian Pearson




Courtesy: Brian Pearson



List of Teachers

Courtesy: John Sturdivant



Warren G. Harding - 1950s