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Monday, July 30, 2012

Chandler School - Morrellville

Good old Chandler School. The first school I ever went to. It seemed so large and had a special smell unto itself. I'm sure some of you know exactly what I mean. It was built in 1917 and was known as Garfield Junior High before Garfield was built a couple of years later. The school district closed the elementary school in the 1990's. It now houses apartments for Seniors and I would love to just be able to go in and see what they did with the place. I often wonder when I walk past - who lives in the old Principal's office where Miss Patch ruled for years. I can still see her foreboding presence.
On a side note - the area where the power plant was - most of it is covered up with dirt. They only knocked down the section above ground.

4 comments:

One Bad Child said...

I wonder if the old electric paddle was ever found...

Debra said...

We went in for a tour when they first opened the apartments--they're really nice and the building itself is beautiful. It has the best view from the stairwell windows on the top floor!

Ron said...

I played hockey in the parking lot a few times with some friends and of them busted a windown with a slap shot.

Anonymous said...

David Stevens - I went to kindergarden here on first floor back left side of building. Then 1st grade on right front side first floor. As a 1st grader in 1955 our class was suspended from lunch meals at Garfield due to having a food fight. Anyone else a part of that?