It’s another hot day here in Michigan. The ground is getting
brown and crunchy where we don’t water it, which means most
lawns around here in our town. School starts next week, and for
our town it will be a new start because several schools closed.
Now students are being bussed to new schools and placed
together where they weren’t in the past. So sad to see a very
large school sitting empty for the first time since 1920!
Most of us who grew up here just cannot wrap our minds
around that fact. It always was there and always had students.
Here sits a three-story building in excellent condition empty.
So many years have gone by and yet they improved and kept it
in tip-top shape.   All shiny and clean
no graffiti here. No disrepair.  From the balcony you can hear the echos of many students who cheered at so many high school performances. Every seat cushion in pristeen condition. Every stairway indented with the footsteps of thousands of students who passed over them. These photos were taken recently and not years ago.  They don’t  make them like this anymore..   
Hopefully in the future, the city can find some use for this wonderful landmark building.
To me and countless others who went there it is a tragedy to sit empty. WHY??
Not enough students.. plain and simple.. the costs for keeping a three story building going to
the city without the funds was just too much. The city has dwindled to so few who go to our
local schools. It’s a terrible shame, but that is the way it is.
Thanks goes to Dana Schick for these wonderful pictures of our school.


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4 responses »

  1. Too bad. I know it’s happening all over Michigan. The economy is bad up there, people are moving to places where they can get a job.

    That school looks like a fine school! I would have been proud to go there… too bad… quite a shame!

  2. It sure is a beautiful school. It’s hard to argue with the reasons it’s closed. Hope someone comes up with an idea to keep the building from being torn down. Condos perhaps? An old school in downtown Madison was turned into high-end condos.

    • Sis they turned an old hospital into condos and it is full of people. Not sure what they want to do with this building. I think the city counsel is open to any reasonable idea. It has a full size swimming pool and they do use that for
      swim lessons for kids etc, at least they used to. It has three floors and a 200 seat auditorium! Just a waste it is so sad. 😦

  3. It’s happened here in our suburban Ann Arbor enclave as well. The elementary school where our boys went was closed this past year. It’s partly because newer schools have taken its place but, like you, I like the look of older schools. They seem more academic and cerebral rather than the modern sterile computer friendly environments they build now.

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