After School Special

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    What happens after a school closes? Usually it's not good. Students first roamed these halls in 1897, but this one closed the first time after 80+ years as a public school and was turned into a private school. That lasted another 10 years before it was boarded up and forgotten about. Fire damaged the entire center of the building, making anything but the outer parts extremely unstable. Many of these are disappearing of the map forever - I'd love to find a use for them before they reach this point. Just a hint Mr. Bobb....

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    1. Greg's Southern Ontario 47 months ago | reply

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste....so is a school, bleak looking photograph Derek

    2. lolaluvsme 47 months ago | reply

      i LOVE the color and details. super shot.

    3. haven't the slightest 47 months ago | reply

      if i had the money, i'd buy them and make my own personal fiefdom! lol

    4. marty_pinker 47 months ago | reply

      Superbly captured. But so sad!

    5. LindaB. 47 months ago | reply

      Cool shot, great lighting and love the open doors.

    6. SCOTTS WORLD 47 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot...the light and shadow are sweet!

    7. ifmuth 47 months ago | reply

      Love the way you captured the light here. What a sad reality for these buildings. You can only wish they could be somehow preserved until things get better.

    8. Cragin Spring 47 months ago | reply

      Nice job on this shot, very sad reality.

    9. DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ) 47 months ago | reply

      Ifmuth- you have no idea how dark this hallway really was. Most of this was done with long exposure and Tony Lafferty and I waving flashlights like crazy to light it up. :)

    10. wards work 47 months ago | reply

      VERY SAD
      A 104 year old ABANDONED store(+35,000sq Ft), had been WI's oldest business(1848) SCHEUTES was just purchased for BACK TAXES-$13,000!
      WITH AMBITIOUSLY backed REDEVELOPMENT PLANS!

    11. wards work 47 months ago | reply

      SOUTH VIEW schuette building

    12. tonylafferty01 47 months ago | reply

      This came out stellar Derek.

    13. . : : v i S H a l : : . 47 months ago | reply

      Awesome perspective and symmetry, Derek... HDR work is off the charts.

    14. Anne354 :) 47 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot! Love the detail and light...and such a fabulous subject!

    15. Noro8 47 months ago | reply

      Lovely work!

    16. *HSF* [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      wow this ones soo cool! Awesome perspective.!

    17. phrenzee 3 weeks ago | reply

      You're right. It was in much better shape four years ago! Cool stuff.

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