Results tagged with 'schoolhouses'
Published Sept. 13, 2013
On the second floor of Eighth Street School there is a collage a New School for Community Service student constructed out of photographs of the facade of the 1884 building. The effect is one of the school collapsing in on itself. "That's a picture of what the building used to look like," a school staffer quipped as he hurried past. What he could have said was, "that's what the building looked like before Diane Rosado got here in 2010."
Published June 24, 2013
A couple simple pencil lines got me thinking. While I'd often thought of the architects of these stately buildings, hard at work at their drafting tables, I hadn't spent much time thinking about the hard working folks who dug the foundations, set the limestone blocks in place, laid the bricks, framed the elaborate roofs.
Published Sept. 27, 2012
I just got back from Clinton Street Antiques in Walker's Point where I spent a little time perusing the blueprints for Bay View High School, constructed in 1922.
Published April 8, 2012
As a kid, the lower levels of the school were entirely off limits to students and thus seemed extremely mysterious to me. So, when, thanks to the building engineer, I recently got an impromptu tour of the building's spaces that are rarely seen by anyone beyond the engineer himself, it made me feel like a kid again.