6th grade class photo, Westfield, 1925

6th grade1925 Westfield

Tom Kuensel, a Riverton resident since his early childhood, sent this 1925 photo of a sixth-grade class at a school identified as Westfield. His dad, Harry Kuensel, is in the front row, 4th from the left.

Some thoughtful ancestor wrote the names of his classmates on the back. The photo appears to be a modern inkjet copy of an undetermined date.

Cinnaminson Public School, 1939 New Era Anniv Issue, sec 5, p 2

Tom thought it was Riverton School, but I believe it is the same one depicted in this New Era newspaper photo.

Going by the description of the location on the Moorestown Road at Pomona Road, I believe Cinnaminson Memorial School must have replaced it.

It may take a person with a longer memory or better resources than I have to settle this.

Tom’s grandfather, Noah Kuensell, owned and operated Riverton Laundry on Rowland St. in East Riverton for over thirty years, starting in 1926. (He spelled his surname with two ls).

Tom established Root24, Inc., a plumbing company, in 1972 and has been a major sponsor of the July Fourth Parade for many years.

(Find more about Riverton Laundry in this March 12, 2022 post. Scroll down near the end.) -JMc

ADDED 1/3/2023: I told you that someone with a longer memory or better resources would settle the school’s location. Well, former Gaslight News Editor,  Lifetime HSR member, author, and professional historian Paul W. Schopp has both. He sends this correction, which I truly appreciate:

This school complex occupied the parking lot between the Cinnaminson Memorial School and Pomona Road. The 1870 school is the smaller brick building to which the 1923 structure is appended. Great photo from the New Era, John! Best regards, Paul W. Schopp

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John McCormick

Former teacher at Riverton School, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member, website and newsletter editor

3 thoughts on “6th grade class photo, Westfield, 1925”

  1. 4 cents a pound for laundry, delivered by a man in uniform. Girlie calendars! How times have changed!

  2. This school complex occupied the parking lot between the Cinnaminson Memorial School and Pomona Road. The 1870 school is the smaller brick building to which the 1923 structure is appended. Great photo from the New Era, John!

    Best regards,
    Paul W. Schopp

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