Here is another installment in our Who Remembers? series. You can browse previous articles by using the search bar on the right. These articles are strolls down memory lane. In some cases, the buildings may still exist, but new businesses have replaced them. In other instances, the buildings or even the properties have been razed. Either way, it can’t stop us from taking the Memory Lane stroll!
As always we would rather this be a discussion. No one knows this area better than those who grew up here! Please, leave constructive criticism, feedback, and corrections. We’d love to hear your anecdotes. Please share!
Kinyon-Campbell Business School was a private school located at 59 Linden Street – at the corner of Linden and County Streets. It was founded in 1911 as Kinyon School and incorporated in 1912. In 1969 it merged with Campbell School and became Kinyon-Campbell.
They provided a variety of training like accounting, microcomputer repair technicians, paralegal studies, management, computer processing – and even real estate and tourism. They closed their doors in June 1999 after 88 years of operation and declining enrollment – but surely similar courses being offered at N.B. Vocational and BCC helped speed up the process. At the time of closing, it cost $4,200 for a two-year degree.
When I was a child, the parking lot of the school was a go-to destination. After it snowed, a snow-plow operator would push the snow into the corners piling it up to 10 feet high. These snowbanks were perfect for sliding down or providing quick get-a-aways after…ahem…someone else threw a snowball at a car at street level of County Street.
Once while sledding down a snowbank, I bounced a little. Upon investigation, I found a piece of plywood that hid an entrance to the inside of the bank revealing a snow cave! I felt like Indiana Jones!
Today the building is called Acushnet Commons which is a combination of apartments, offices, and a community meeting space.
Did you attend Kinyon-Campbell school while it was operating?