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829 Belmont Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Berriman Junior High School 64
was built at the turn of the century.
Some of its alumni include:
the actress Shelley Winters
the basketball star Jim McMillan
(Columbia University and the Los Angeles Lakers - World Champions)
I taught at Berriman Junior High School from February of 1969 to
World Class Runner - Singer - Artist
Lillo Thomas was a world-class sprinter at 16, setting the world
record for the 200 meters at 20.8 seconds. But an automobile
accident in Brazil prevented him from appearing in the 1984
Olympics, for which he had qualified. Thomas left athletics behind
for music, and toured with comedian Eddie Murphy in 1985. He became
a successful session vocalist, doing vocals on releases by Evelyn
"Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, George Benson, and Melba
Moore, among others, while also writing "Mind Up Tonight" for Moore.
He landed his own solo deal with Capitol, and began getting singles
on the charts. "Your Love's Got a Hold on Me" was his first Top 20
R&B single in 1984, and Thomas enjoyed his biggest year in 1987 with
three Top Ten R&B hits. "I'm in Love" reached number two and remains
his most successful single. Thomas collaborated with Paul Laurence
on songs recorded by Freddie Jackson and Moore. He has also
successfully acted and painted. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide)
"There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the
midst of wretchedness."
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet.
Brooklyn Eagle article, Sunday, November 18, 1900
"Public School No. 64, Berriman street, near Belmont avenue.
building will have twenty-five class rooms, two kindergartens
assembly room, and will seat about 1,300 pupils,
in the grades of an
Brooklyn Eagle article, Thursday, January 31, 1901
Room For More Pupils
In Brooklyn's Schools
"...Intermediate School No. 64, corner of Belmont avenue and
This is a new building, with twenty-eight class
and an assembly room with seats for at least 1,500 pupils."
Berriman J.H.S. 64
1972 - Brooklyn, N.Y.
Photograph by Cybrary Man
Berriman Junior High School was closed in the early 1980's and
later it was torn down.
Private houses were built on the former site of Berriman J.H.S. 64.
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