Saturday, November 24, 2007

School conversion

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The "Quincy School" is one of many schools that was closed and sold in the 1980s due to tax cutting mandates. Many of the schools have been converted into businesses and residences like this one. The school system was decimated and never fully recovered. In the 1990s, the city had to build new schools to ease over-crowding.

I wonder if any teachers live here . . .

4 comments:

Jilly said...

What a great building.

bluechic said...

I really like the look of the building--looks like it's got a lot of character...maybe "characters" like old teachers live there now (remember Goodbye Mr. Chips? he'd fit right in there)...love the the blue skies reflected in the windows

Pigmentia said...

Can anyone tell me when this building was built originally?

Kurt Schneider said...

This was built in 1906. And I live here. And guess what? I'm a teacher!