Update: This school closed as part of SLPS in 2010, but reopened as a charter school.
As was pointed out recently, some of the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects still exists. Besides the power substation, the Pruitt School, an elegant building of brick and marble, still stands and is in use.
The school must have fit in nicely with the well ordered streets and public areas of the housing project.
It sits with ball fields on one side, and dense underbrush on the other side.
The close proximity to downtown points to the desirability of the site, and raises questions as to why such as valuable site could site empty for so long.