Basketball & Boxing

In 1944-45 they had a pre-school at the Alta House. I lived on Prior Court, which was a straight walk to the Alta House. At 4 years old my mom dropped me off for pre-school, which was my first time and needless to say I didn’t like being there, so at 4 years old i snuck out a door and walked home. Boy was my Mom surprised to see me back home and I had done it on my own. In later years the Alta House become a big part of my life and my friends, we played basketball, we used the pool table upstairs a lot, and we had a lot boxing bouts in the ring, as friendly little matches. We also crashed a few wedding receptions at times. It has always been a big part of our neighborhood and I hope it lasts forever to all the kids growing up in the best place in the world. I miss it all dearly !! -Domenic Leo