Cojoined with Strawberry Mansion High School, this elementary school is slated for closure this summer.
There are bars on all four stories of the Elementary school- but grating over the windows of the high school?
The playground is pretty stark and looks like an empty distillery or factory lot. At least there is one functional basketball hoop.
A tree grows through the chainlink fence.
A rusty padlock on the outer gate.
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.