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Urbanoutdoors
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Post Number: 284
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 2:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It disturbs me how quickly these school houses are destroyed. What can be done to save these buildings? What do people propose? Anyone have pics?
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Swbaby12345
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Post Number: 23
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 3:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

mcmillian elementry school. vacent since 2001 i think. delray.
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Wally2times
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 10:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my old elementry school recently closed.
Ferry, on the east side. So sad but at least I got to take my son on a tour prior to it closing.
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Alexei289
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Post Number: 1273
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 1:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

some of the newer buildings arent anything to jump up and down for... Winfry comes to mind. However, if older schools such as southeastern or denby ever close... it will be a sad day for the tradition that once was DPS. My father went to denby and still holds several polevaulting records there, set back in 58'.
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 958
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 3:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keep in mind that schools can convert rather easily into lofts. Here is a good recent example: http://www.lelandlofts.com/int ro.php Better to at least keep the building and use it as something else than gone for ever.
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Wally2times
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 4:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Charlotte
The school you are talking about is smack dab downtown. Great area.
While conversion is a good thing If you have not been to this area of lately you would understand why Ferry School would not be a financially fesible investment for conversion, at least not anytime in the near future.

I honestly, would not let my pet roach live in my old nabe. Id rather live downtown.

Start from the center of downtown and move on out with development.
Anyone who would consider living there right now would have to be certifiable.
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 964
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Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 4:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah no definitely true. Leland is basically the most ideal location being just outside of the CBD and near Eastern Market, and yet just off the beaten path of Gratiot. One would like to think that the Old Cass tech would be able to have similar luck. The schools further out, who knows at this point?
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Peter
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Post Number: 70
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apart from the budget issues I do not know why school's are closing. I understand that the budget is a huge issue but from what I understand from what DetroitTeacher has said on this forum is that her classes are overflowing with students and many other teachers are having this same problem. The city should rebalance the books with more emphasis on education and less pay-off's to Kwame's boys doing shitty construction jobs around the city.
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Urbanoutdoors
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Post Number: 285
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.flickr.vip.mud.yaho o.com/photos/tedguy49/88668718 /in/set-72157594449128501/
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Urbanoutdoors
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Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 8:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/sets/7215759418774 6238/
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Urbanoutdoors
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Post Number: 287
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Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 8:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detroityes.com/nhoo d/13northeastern.htm

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