Leslie P Hill Elementary

Cojoined with Strawberry Mansion High School, this elementary school is slated for closure this summer.

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There are bars on all four stories of the Elementary school- but grating over the windows of the high school?

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The playground is pretty stark and looks like an empty distillery or factory lot.  At least there is one functional basketball hoop.

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A tree grows through the chainlink fence.

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A rusty padlock on the outer gate.

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We were still hungry and could not find a place to get food.  The school has an autobody repair shop and used car dealership next to it and there is what I assumed was a liquor store (Kitchen 89) advertising ‘cold beer to go’ but nothing that looked like a fresh fruit or sandwich shop.

On the edge of fairmount park, this school has a lot of athletic and sustainability-education potential.  Not to mention the synergies of having a cojoined high school to share resources and overhead costs with.

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