After School Special

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....

  • Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly) 4y

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste....so is a school, bleak looking photograph Derek
  • Ed Serecky 4y

    Awesome
  • Deana 4y

    i LOVE the color and details. super shot.
  • haven't the slightest 4y

    if i had the money, i'd buy them and make my own personal fiefdom! lol
  • Martin Pinker 4y

    Superbly captured. But so sad!
  • Linda 4y

    Cool shot, great lighting and love the open doors.
  • Scott Laidlaw 4y

    Awesome shot...the light and shadow are sweet!
  • Vinoth Chandar 4y

    superb!
  • Ian Freimuth 4y

    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.
  • Cragin Spring 4y

    Nice job on this shot, very sad reality.
  • DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ) 4y

    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. :)
  • wards work 4y

    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!
  • wards work 4y

    SOUTH VIEW schuette building
    Schuette Department store 1850-1995, Manitowoc WI by wards work
  • Tony Lafferty 4y

    This came out stellar Derek.
  • Vishal Patel 4y

    Awesome perspective and symmetry, Derek... HDR work is off the charts.
  • Anne354 :) 4y

    Very cool shot! Love the detail and light...and such a fabulous subject!
  • Noro8 4y

    Lovely work!
  • *HSF* 4y

    wow this ones soo cool! Awesome perspective.!
  • Daniel Gafanhoto 4y

    Great work!
  • phrenzee 3mo

    You're right. It was in much better shape four years ago! Cool stuff.
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Taken on April 15, 2011
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