Thank you. Georgetown, Ohio. The little drive in near the cafe was our hang out. That summer I witnessed in the late afternoon a small prop plane doing loop to loops in the sky. “There’s not going to be a market to turn every school into a boutique hotel,” says Dowdall. Many schools, too, have been transformed into subsidized low income housing, where there’s demand for it. ). So many memories. Built: 1953. I can't believe it's all abandoned. There are two old houses that are being turned into restaurants. 6th grade at the school in desert center booming there if can call it then. Across a sprawling 13,000-acre stretch of land lies the scattered remains of a World War II era Ammunition factory. I was tempted to take more pictures of the trailer park, but there were several homes that were still occupied and I wanted to respect the privacy of the people still living there. In Portland, Oregon, one company transformed an old school building into a hotel: there’s a bar in the old boiler room, a brewery in a girls bathroom, and a movie theater in the auditorium. The building is undoubtedly unique, but at the beginning of August, city commissioners voted to knock it down. 684 Members. At the peak of the loop it would shut the engine and nose dive down maybe 500 est. Some of these schools are reborn. Burnt: May 1935. Sidney High School. The adrenaline rush from exploring Amboy had ended, and I was ready to grab a bite to eat and then hit the hay. The cartographic curio was probably an educational tool. Abandoned buildings along Main Street serve as weathered... After exploring the ruins of Twin Arrows Trading Post , I wanted to explore a few places north of Flagstaff, but the access roads were close... Amboy Road led me through 48 miles of bleak desertscape from Twentynine Palms to the ghost town of Amboy, California. They kept to themselves and didn't give me any trouble. In 2012, St. Louis sold an elementary school to the Universal Buddhist Congregation, for use as a monastic institute. But the neighborhood is changing. All rights reserved. I'd love to hear about more of those stories about this town. ( I'm glad you like the blog. The beautiful neo-Gothic prison compound of Joliet Correctional Center stands abandoned and decaying after operating for nearly a century an... Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio was once a gleaming modern retail space bustling with life. ... Sidney High School 2. by rchrdcnnnghm 8. Follow us on social media to add even more wonder to your day. The last loop down the small planes engine this time did not start I lost sight and heard a loud crash no explosion. And ultimately, the economic state of the neighborhood in which the school is located will have a strong influence on its fate. An old elementary school (Photo: Detroiturbex.com). Offer subject to change without notice. I am still a little traumatized when I recall this. Georgetown High School #3 (Ulysses S. Grant School) (Philips Memorial High School) Green Street. We just drove by it and I was curious about the rows of dead palm trees, great exploring! “it has cool old chalkboards that we want to leave. Pics including people welcome, too. Don' t miss any of the 2020-21 Dyett Eagles basketball season. GARY, Ind. I'm fascinated by abandoned places as well.....but lack the courage to check them out. “Now it’s being discovered. A couple years back, when the Pew Charitable Trusts looked at shuttered schools in 12 districts across the country, its researchers found that since 2005, the districts had found new owners or uses for 267 properties, but still had 301 unused sites up for sale. My mom and us kids went back to Okla. To this day I still don't know what happened, I'm sure someone could share what happened who lived there back then. by nitram242 2. Cygnet, Ohio. Winner will be selected at random on 12/01/2020. But some schools—the historic ones, like Boynton Beach’s—lend themselves more easily to reuse. Boynton Beach is like the little step sister that never went to the dance,” says Gonzalez. In other cities, the population might have stabilized, but the people who are living in urban areas these days tend to be younger and childless. Cities like Detroit lost huge portions of their population, and demand for schooling dropped in kind. The Unique Squatter Settlement of Slab City. Built: 1921. But there’s no guarantee: “We’ve done eight studies in 15 years, on this one building, and none of them have panned out.”. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. I am not crazy about graffiti unless it's artfully done, but I couldn't help but smile at the positive message painted on the old gas station. 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