Unfortunately, the graphic showing the impressive structure which is at the top of the graphic above, is a faded black and white scan, devoid of any real detail which you are accustomed to seeing on this blog.
I went to Junior 5 starting in 1947. I lived on Clay Street and walked up Mercer to Montgomery to Jr 5 midblock between Holland and Princeton Ave. I believe Blakeley Laundry was next door to the school. PJ Hill was the principal and Mr. Bozo my HR teacher.I have many good memories of good old Junior 5.
I attended Junior High #5, having survived McKinley Elementary, from Sept of '54 until June of 1957. It was indeed on North Montgomery but I don't recall the cross street. It was on the right side of N. Montgomery headed north. P.J. Hill was the principal when I attended. Many fine memories from those long ago days.
THANKS TO NOEL AND WARREN FOR ADDING THEIR EXPERIENCES TO THIS POST.