Horn Elementary Demolition – Holes in the Walls


Here is another image from the series of “Good Bye Pine Street”.

I like the framing and colors of this image. It is looking through holes in the holes in the wall made by the construction crew reclaiming something. If you look closely, you can see the debris outside of the second hole in the wall.

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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