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The entire student body of Duluth's Lincoln School stands in front of the building in 1914, before any additions and modifications were made to the structure. The school, which opened in 1889, will close at the end of this school year. (Photo courtesy Northeast Minnesota Historical Center)

Lincoln Park School, set to close, has been heart of its neighborhood

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To people who grew up with it and the teachers and staff who worked there, Lincoln Park School is more than a school. It's the heartbeat of their neighborhood.


"It was our childhood," said Aileen Piering, 86, who attended Lincoln Elementary and then Lincoln Junior High in the 1930s. "Our childhood. We grew up here."

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