Good Bye Pine Street – Horn Elementary Demolition Summer of 2011


The Paul W. Horn Elementary School at 4535 Pine Street in Bellaire, TX was first built in 1949. This 62 year old building was replaced this summer with a brand new school. My son attended this school for the last 6 years, and my daughter for the last 2. I was there as the old building was torn down. The day I saw half of the third grade wing crumbled, I knew I had to capture the last days of our old school. I felt a sense of attachment and sorrow that I did not expect. After all, we were getting a brand new school in the Fall. What I found during the seven early morning and late evening photo sessions were little reminders of the wonderful memories that we have in this school. I captured bits of the past within the rubble as the school was torn down. I hope you find these images as interesting as I have. With a new school, you can imagine there are upgrades needed. It seems only fitting that these images of the old school should help support the new school. A 2012 calendar in a poster and a wall option are being sold with a portion of the proceeds to the Horn PTO to support upgrades to the new building and facilities. Orders for calendars will be taken until November 18, 2011.

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  1. Thank you for the opportunity to address how sad it is for some of us to realize that our beloved elementary school is gone. I visited my neighbor, Mary Wayne, on Pine Street a few years ago and we discussed that Paul W. Horn Elementary needed to be replaced/rebuilt. At the same time, we reminisced about scout troops gathering around the old flag pole. Thank you Bellaire for a genuinely wholesome childhood filled with very special teachers like Mrs Brock and baseball games, Mayfaits, and childhood dances, sixth grade graduations, etc. etc etc. I’m so grateful 🥰


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