Horn Elementary Demolition – Kick it!


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

I took this portfolio of images to the Annual Portfolio Review last week at the Houston Photographic Society. Out of all of the images this one was the favorite of all 7 reviewers.

Background of the Series:
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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