Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Benton Grammar School


This building is only a few blocks away from the Disney's House in Kansas City Missouri.  What is now a retirement home was once the Benton Grammar School, and in 1910 Walt Disney was one of it's students.  The Disney's left Kansas City in 1917 and the schools name was changed to the D.A. Holmes School.  The name is still on the building.


This was the school Walt attended everyday after his early morning wake ups from Elias to go out and deliver The Kansas City Star.  I did a little Bing mapping to show you how close the school was to the Disney's house (in case you ever find yourself in the neighborhood)


This was as close as I could get.....dang fence


P.S. If you remember my adventure trying to find the Disney's house than pay attention to the map above.  You can see the garage and the end of Bellefontaine Ave & 31 St. where the friendly mechanics took my down the alley to see Walt's shed.  You can read that story here.

1 comment:

  1. Walt Disney didn't leave Kansas City for California until 1923. Don't know when his parents left, but they were in Portland, OR in 1930.

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