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File #: 2023-1901    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/1/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2023 Final action: 9/6/2023
Enactment date: 9/6/2023 Enactment #: 557
Effective date: 9/6/2023    
Title: WHEREAS, the Langley Alumni Association is celebrating the 100th year of the Langley School Building; and,
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, All Members
WHEREAS, the Langley Alumni Association is celebrating the 100th year of the Langley School Building; and,

WHEREAS, the school building property was purchased in 1915, but America's entrance into World War I put all plans on hold. Ground was finally broken on January 1, 1922 and the "L" shaped building was ready for occupancy in April 1923. Twenty-five teachers and about 600 students moved in, and in June of that year, 21 students received diplomas; and,

WHEREAS, by 1927, Langley's large enrollment required that an addition be made, so another "L" was added, known as the West Wing, which created the courtyard that makes the school building unique; and,

WHEREAS, Langley soon became an outstanding educational facility, as well as a fine school for athletic excellence, and musical accomplishments. The school band played in the Inauguration Parade of Herbert Hoover in Washington and was invited to Franklin Roosevelt's inauguration, but, due to the depression, there just were not enough funds for them to make the trip; and,

WHEREAS, due to increasing enrollment, Greenway School was built in 1974 to house the 7th and 8th grades from Langley. Langley replaced the "demountable" classrooms with a large addition, which included a fine new cafeteria, two new gyms, a greatly expanded library where the old gymnasium had been, an observatory, plus numerous renovated and new rooms. The entire building was also carpeted; and,

WHEREAS, Langley headed into the 21st century as a truly first-class school, ready to continue educating young people to make our country a better place, as have so many of her proud alumni. Today Langley is called Pittsburgh Langley K-8 and is an outstanding grade school for children kindergarten through eighth grade; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby join the Langley Alumni Association in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Langley School Building; and,


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