Grand View School

By: Lesley

Dec 12 2011

Category: Cambridge


Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

The doorway to the Grand View School in Preston. Built in 1923, it has served the community as an elementary school and a high school before returning to an elementary school in the 1950s. It has always had a small population which has been hovering less than 200 students in the last 20 years. The school has now been demolished and a new building is being built. This action deeply divided the community, but the old school had many physical problems that couldn’t be dealt with in a renovation. Some historical details will be incorporated into the new building.

Participating in Monday Doorways and Our World Tuesday

12 comments on “Grand View School”

  1. It reminds me a bit of the entrance to the elementary school I attended and now I wonder if it is still there.

  2. What a lovely school/building, Lesley! And such a great look at your world today! Hope you have a great week!


  3. Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Seems to be a suitably grand portal for the “Grand View School”!

  5. oh !
    a wonderful mean to measure time and life.
    please have a good tuesday.

  6. It breaks my heart when old building have to be destroyed and replaced with new ones. It is so sad. I am glad some of the old is being incorporated in the new. That is nice. genie

  7. What an impressive door!

  8. I am always sad when an old building is torn down. There are such memories for those who knew it.

  9. Wonderful entrance! Great shot and lovely reflections!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Happy day****

  10. Yes, it is sad when a (historic?) or memorable building is torn down, but having taken a tour of this school and hearing about some of the problems the staff have had to deal with while trying to teach there, it really was time and the memories of this generation would not be as fond as those of the past century.

  11. That sure is a beauty!

  12. I understand it is cheaper to build new than try to rebuild old structures, but it is still hard to lose some of the historical treasures in our towns and cities. – Margy

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