22 May 2014

Historic Central High School

Built in1892, this high school had its last graduating class in 1972. 
This was apparently the most popular building depicted on a postcard, with its 230' high clock tower and 10' diameter clock faces.
This is not anything like the high school I attended 
(which was not immortalized on a post card, either).

Sepia Saturday

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  1. It seems like a waste to put a tower like that on a school, though I do like the way it looks.

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    1. Oh, I don't know - there would be no excuse for being late to class with a clock that could be seen all over town!

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  2. It looks l;almost like a model. Were any of the students tempted to climb to the top of the tower?

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    1. no idea, but I suspect so ;)

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  3. My old high school (El Cerrito High in El Cerrito, CA) has since been torn down & completely rebuilt, but back was I was a student there, it was said to resemble the Shredded Wheat factory on boxes of Shredded Wheat, and it kind of did. Oh well. Maybe not so picturesque as Central High in Minn., but it had its charm.

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  4. That's an amazing building for a high school, and my mind immediately thought, it must have been built for another purpose (city hall?) and then turned into a high school. Do you know if that happened?

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    1. Interesting that you say that, as I thought it was a city hall when I bought the card. But, on researching, it seems it was built as a school. I wish I knew how many students there were as it is a massive building!

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  5. If it weren't for the colour of the bricks this could be a UK town hall.

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  6. Stunning building! I like discovering clocks like this too.

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  7. Sad that great looking buildings like that can't be kept up because they don't meet the needs of today's students. Does the building still exist?

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  8. Wow, what a building for a school!
    How many students I wonder!

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  9. That’s quite an imposing building!

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  10. Very handsome building, and not at all like my high school either. In fact, my high school was just torn down this month. Not sure what's going in its place.

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