Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~

Monday, November 16, 2015

Going Down Memory Lane @ SFXA

Getting ready to climb the stairs to high school.  
Went up and down these steps many times.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, I attended the last of the Classics in the Courtyard at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, formally our old Alma Mater.  Afterwards, I went upstairs to our high school and took a lot of pictures. It was so overwhelming coming back to where I spent the last four years of high school.  It was an awesome experience for sure. This is for all my classmates and former classmates to go down memory lane again with me.  I have posted close to 50 pictures for my classmates to see and it's hard to believe that it has been 56 years since we graduated. Thanks for the memories!

Almost there.

Made it!

Water fountain.


Looking back towards the staircase I came up.

Looking down an empty hallway that we all walked many years ago.

Sewing Room

9th Grade Classroom

Needing a lot of repair work.

Typing room.

10th Grade Classroom

Where The Maryon was assembled and published.


Walking out the doorway to 11th Grade Classroom.

11th Grade Classroom

Intercom System

Staircase to downstairs.

12th Grade Classroom

I never noticed this shelf before.

Downstairs to the Auditorium

Windows near the staircase.

Looking out the window at the Balfour House directly across on Crawford Street.

Pemberton's Headquarters on Crawford Street.

Within a week after commencement of the siege of Vicksburg, Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton selected one of the city's finest mansions to house his headquarters operations for the defending Confederate forces.

Looking back down the hall from the 12th Grade classroom with a flood of memories.

One more look at the library and wishing the walls could talk!

Some type of intercom system.

Coming back downstairs to leave, I notice a new doorway/wall which was put in because the hallway was opened up when attending school in elementary and high school.  

Front of Auditorium/High School upstairs standing at the Balfour House.

Cross on top of our old Alma Mater ~ S.F.X.A.

Concrete blocks that held wooden seats to sit on at the big playground.

Picture of our old Alma Mater from the parking lot.

St. Xavier Dear

St. Xavier dear, we'll think of thee
When classroom days have passed away
Those happy days to us will be
A bond of love when far away.

St. Xavier dear, St. Xavier dear,
You colors rare of blue and white
Will always be as dear to me
As on this happy night.
Your daughters, too, are always true,
Oh Alma Mater fair;
A hymn of praise for you they raise
For you their love declare.

We love thy halls, St. Xavier dear
The friends we've made there long ago
They come again in visions clear
To grace the scenes we use to know.

1 comment:

Jack Baker said...

Such a wonderful building and so full of memories. I know it would be good just to restore it and keep it as it is but unlikely feasible. Here we have restored old school buildings and turned them into residential condos while keeping the character intact. Is that possible for the SFXA building?

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