Friday, March 20, 2009

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

Frankfurt - Edwards Housing, Sep 2007

25 comments:

Pit said...

great pictures!

can i help you with more fotos?
i have some from hahn AB and Babenhausen.
cheers
Pete

Pit said...

great pictures,
i also took some pix at the 60th anniversary in wiesbaden, have some from babenhausen and many from hahn AB.
contact me if u want.
cheers

Joelle said...

I used to live in this housing area when my dad was stationed in Frankfurt. Thank you for posting them!

Bonnie Marler said...

Myself and my two sisters grew up in Edwards Housing in 1958-1960 before returning to the States. We also lived in Wildflecken before that time frame. Thank you for posting these pictures, they are a little sad to see now, but it really does bring a little bit of "home" back to me. My heart is always in Germany. Bonnie King Marler

Brad said...

Love the pictures and it brings back alot of memories. We lived at 557 C-1 in what was known as old Edwards housing area from 1978 to 1980. I went to Atterberry (spelling) elementary school 4th - 6th grade. Loved Germany and still miss it today. Thank you for the site and everyones comments.
Take care, Brad

Dave F said...

Thank you very much for the great posts. I grew up in what was then called New Edwards from 1963 to 1966. Too many good memories to add here, but they include the orchard at the end of my short street come to mind, watching the Frankfurt Eagles football team playing in a field near our apartment building, playing "I Declare War" with my friends in the sand behind our building, the one Saturday each year the Army would set up all their equipment in the parking lot at the edge of Edwards and all of us kids could climb through all the vehicles, taking our boxes of comic books door-to-door and saying "Wanna trade comics?" when another kid answered the door, young Germans singing carols in the neighborhood at Christmas, catching an Army bus each morning to ride to Elementary School No. 2 in Attebury. Sorry to go on and on. It was a great childhood.

Anonymous said...

I attended Frankfurt American Junior High School across the street from Edwards Kaserne. 1967-68 and 1968-69 school years. Lived in HICOG (Carl Schurz Siedlung). My dad was employed by the FAA and we were in Frankfurt for two years.

Clif Hearrell said...

We also lived in "Old Edwards" 1972-74. Went Elementary School #2 2nd-4th grade. I had forgotten all about the comic trading. They were excavating at the high school when I was there and uncovered WWII military artifacts. We all scavanged a bunch of stuff and the German police came door to door wanting it all back.

Brandi said...

Thanks for the pictures! My dad was station in Frankfurt from 82-94! We lived here for many years 556 A4 (I can't believe I remember my address). I know that field very well, in front of the DYA! Many cookouts, football games, eater egg hunts! I so miss it!

REGARDLESS said...

Wow this is so good to see those pictures! I lived in New Edwards from 80-84? My memory is not so good I was only 8 when we left. But I do remember the big black top and deadmans cliff by the soccer field, and the rail road tracks by the water over there...I also remember being friends with Jennifer, Regina, and Richard "they were family that lived right by the black top like me and my brother Bob...anyways good memories!

Mike Smith said...

Awesome, my dad was also stationed there from 1970 – 1974. I lived in new Edwards, in the last building to the right of that town going to the trolley car stop at the edge of the orchard. I had a gold Honda 50 and my second oldest brother had a red one. Thanx for the pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

I lived in Frankfurt as a military spouse during Desert Storm in '91. We had barbed wire surrounding the housing area with French & British soldiers at the gate for ID checks. Scary times, yet still a beautiful city.

Anonymous said...

Brings back incredible memories. I lived in the new housing from 1964 to 1968. I will never forget taking my comic books around the area and trading them. Dave F mentioned the orchard. It was at the end of my building (2123 A-2). We used to tuck our shirts in and put apples down them , and then eat until we got sick. A bunch of us used to build 'forts' from Army pup tents. Spent many summer months in the forts. Fantastic childhood. I wouldn't trade it for anything

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures !!! I did get to visit FULDA in 2004...kinda looked the same as it did in 72-74, except no USARMY around...
Germany will always be a fond memory for me.
Thanks for the pictures

Anonymous said...

Great Photos!! My father was stationed in Frankfurt from 70-74. I went to Elm. School #2 for 4th to 6th grade. We lived in the first building on the right as you entered New Edwards.

Anonymous said...

Entering New Edwards, we were in the 4th building on the right. 1968-1970 4th and 5th grades. Best years of my childhood - trading comic books, AYSO, the Easter egg hunts and summer BBQ's behind our building, marbles, Saturday 25 cent movies, roller skating, uh...borrowing apples from the orchards, scouts, and girlfriends Carol Davis, Sheryl Simpson, and Cheryl Miller!

Doreen said...

Also lived in HICOG 68-70. My dad was an Army Chaplain stationed in Frankfurt. Went to FAJHS 68-69 & 69-70. My older sister was the Editor of the 69-70 yearbook. Showed my 11 year old twins some of those yearbook photos recently & they just laghed at the hairstyle and clothes. thanks for these pictures. great times.

Andre Passee said...

I lived in Edwards from 86-91 come join the FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/150014661684646/

Bart Jestel said...

Thanks for the pictures and posting. My mother passed and I have been going over many photos etc. Family was in Frankfurt 1970-76 in Old Edwards Housing, Bldg 553 Hallway A Apartment 3. Great memories as a kid. Went to Atterberry Spell Elementary #2. Interesting...I returned alone as a working adult for US Government in 1990 and stayed through 2003. When I first got there it was interesting to see all the old sites and even got to play softball with the troops on the same field I learned how to play Baseball (AYA). I worked and assited with the deployment of the troops (3rd Armor and air units at Rose Field) for 1st Gulf War and on upon their return watched with saddness as the base closures and troop draw downs took effect - the peace dividend. These pics remind me of very fond memories....thank you.

Ken Phoenix said...

My dad was stationed in Frankfurt as well. We lived in New Edwards housing area at 2124 apt A-2. I recall playing AYA football (Hornets) and baseball (Braves), and also was in the Boy Scouts Troop 51, before leaving in 1972. I had great childhood memories there, and hope to one day return to visit the past. Thanks for the great pictures! Ken Phoenix

Scott Lurry said...

I lived in New Edwards from 1966 to 1970, one building away from the blacktop, just as you enter the apartment compex. Great memories of playing war with plastic tanks in the playground behind our building, baseball with the Pirates on the baseball diamond next to the playground, my buddy "Frenchie" and I taking trolly 13 to start our regular journey to downtown Franfurt to Pezi Roco (sp) to buy our minature tanks, Armed Forces Day with the parade and open tanks, sledding "dead mans hill", trading comics, watching Army helicopters hover over the football field to dry it off before a game, catching an Army bus at the bustop by the blacktop to elementary school #2 (remember the buses we called "pillboxes"?), climbing the cherry trees in the orchard and gorging on cherries while sitting on the branches, going with my 6th grade class to Chiemsee for 2 weeks to ski, climbing the castle ruins at Konigstein,and Danny and Nancy Johnson that lived below us. What a great time in my life. Great memories.

Dorothy Rozzi Belknap said...

What a loving site to discover. I am enjoying the many comments.
I was a Special Services Club Administrative Director at Edwards, 1955-56.
My previous Club was Francois, Hanau, 1954. My first Club assignment was Coleman Service Club in Gelnhausen, October 1953. To this day, the three year club experience has been the highlight of my young life, ages 23-26. I am now 86 years old, married 57 years to the Lt. I met in Bamberg at Warner Kaserne. We have 3 adult children and seven grandchildren.
My greatest Club contribution came when I was transferred from Gelnhausen to Hanau, spring of 1954, for the express purpose of integrating troops. President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981 in the year 1948. That command initiated the end of troop segregation. The action was slow to proceed. But by the end 1954,Francois' Medical Corp. and Transportation Company melded beautifully. Not one problem ever. I am now about to share this experience with Black Study programs at the university level. My Germany days have been a deep and precious memory. Meeting and serving the enormous number of American enlisted men was my honor and joy. I wish you and your families beautiful, productive, happy lives.
Dorothy Rozzi Belknap
California

Valerie Ernsberger said...

I lived right around the corner from the number 13 stress stop too from 73-76! Oh the good times we had there!

Anonymous said...

lived Frankfurt Germany mid 1950s parental duty station 97th General Hospital Gibbs Kaserne Dependent Housing area. North Gate of Gibbs Kaserne Motor Pool had armed guards M-14 rifles with 20 cartridge magazines posted at the gate usually from 1700 hours through the night until duty hours next duty day...guards would be near the gate during day time...entering the Gibbs Kaserne to use the gym, the PX or the Library ( very good library with classical music at all times ) would require presentation of the AGO card for ID as Sponsored Dependent of US Military personnel or permitted civilians...AGO card " must carry " rules at all times...passing through Gibbs Kaserne to catch the strassenbahn ( street electrically powered trolley car ) or going to movie or gym in Betts area, or going to the 97th General Hospital ( had a very good library ) would have a walk down the main street within Gibbs Kaserne...discovered Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, science fiction, Max Brand western paperbacks, World War II commando stories, 1930s and 1940s paperback detective books ...preferred Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer 6 ft 2 " 204 pounds, former Marine, shoulder holster of supple oiled leather carried Government model .45 acp pistol...Pat Chambers, Police Detective and friend of Mike Hammer, Mike and Pat each loved the same woman...Mike's female partner...have not forgotten...attended American Junior High School and American High School...Black Knight's basketball team ( great! ) turn out for FAHS football, basketball, riding strassenbahn to be free of family, school, MP rules...ride and see..prostitutes, mail room workers, beer delivery men, honey wagons,fights over horse manure for fertilizer, chapped legs of winter bicycle riders, red faced babies as they drank their beer laced milk bottles...soldiers marching or riding in M35 multifuel engine 5 ton trucks Called Deuce and a half as 2.5tons over all terrains payload...chipping bricks free of masonry to reuse the bricks, bullet holes repaired or not in buildings, burned Opera house....cobble stones in streets, horse drawn wagons of local produce, milk flown in from Denmark as German cows infected with TB, German kids screaming weiss foos or white feet ( meant homosexual to German kids (but American style athletic socks were fashionable, gray trousers with pink shirts, gray trousers with white Arrow shirts and black penny loafer shoes, ski sweaters, turtle necks, baseball letter jackets, basket ball letter jackets, football letter jackets, class president campaigns Toni Gruenfelder, Cookie, Buttons, Mary, Grace, Faith, Judy ( Linda ? ) Lemons, Pat Corcoran, Herr Ridegger Dutch man teaching English, german blackmarket, Dorothy Collins, Jean and Edie at Oberusel swimming pool...first woman in two piece swimsuit... ration coupons, first roast beef sandwich with mayo, Polio shots, Pat Boone and white buck shoes ( buckskin shoes )white sports coat and pink carnation....dark blue suit from SEARS catalogue and dancing with Joan...pimples, acne and horrible times...Mari and crushed...Rhine Main AIr Force Airfield and baseball...disassemble and re assemble M1911 not M1911A1in Gibbs gym as three soldier's poked fun at clumsy gus kid but did show me how to do it !

Anonymous said...

Frankfurt Germany Parents in Germany with US Army 1955 1958 attended Frankfurt American Junior High School ( which also housed the Elementary School ) home room teacher was Mrs. Junk, German language teacher was Herr Riddiger, a Dutchman, Toni Gruenfelder was running for class president, Anita Foster, Joan Sawicki, Karen Hester...Frankfurt American High School, Jeff drunk in the teen club, Flash trying to be the school tough guy...
Gibbs Kaserne Dependent Housing, Betts Housing area for Church and movies and gymnasium, Atterberry Housing area for baby sitting ...Friedberger Warte ? Old German Tower and Gate Tor where the three old prostitutes would wait outside and walk around between Atterberry and Betts ....97th General Hospital for polio shots, dentists, broken fingers, broken arm, library of the 97th was very good...Escheimer Landstrasse and Marbach Weg for strassenbahn to WAC Circle PX deli shopping ...Hauptbahnhof, bombedout Operahaus, honey wagon, beer wagons, bullet holes in buildings I G Farben wooden boxex people mover not elevators

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Whoever can help with history of Camp Eschborn, please add your memories of the place as it used to be in the 70's through 90's.

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