Call me crazy (and some people in my family do),
but I absolutely LOVE school buildings.
I have spent a great deal of time in
school buildings since I was 6 years old,
and without revealing my age, just let me
tell you that is a VERY long time.
So imagine my delight, when just a couple
of blocks from my doctor's office
is a school building that was closed
down several years ago and
has now been revitalized into
shops, bakeries, restaurants, and offices.
I stopped by today for a visit.
|This was the front of the school.|
Lincoln Elementary School
Established in 1948.
Before I was born.
This is the second Lincoln
Elementary so probably not quite
|The playground is still there behind a chain link fence.|
|I'm not sure if this is a new addition or even|
exactly what this is. Help anyone?
|Check out the "classroom" door with double|
glass windows. That's so the first
grader's mom can peek in to
be sure her child has stopped crying.
|There is a beautiful mural on the outside of the|
school. Again, I had to take a picture
through the chain link fence.
|This could be just about any school picture|
taken years ago.
I wonder what these educators
and children are doing now.
|The old water fountain is still there.|
I didn't try it out. I should have.
|A nice view of the outside of the school.|
|And of course, every school proudly flies the|
Stars and Stripes.
I remember the Flag Patrol from my Elementary
School, A. B. Freeman Elementary.
They were the special few who
had the privilege of raising and
lowering the flag each day.
|This picture, in the hallway, was the first school|
on the site. Notice the "school bus"
in front of the school.
|There are places to sit and relax in the original hallway.|
|Another view of the Hallway.|
I wish there had been Fit-Bits
back in my schooldays.
I could have racked up a lot of steps.
|Another closer view of the front of the school.|
|I wonder who rode this great bicycle to school.|