Hempstead Elementary, Hamilton and Minerva Avenues

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It’s always fun to come across another Ittner/Milligan school, but in this instance, it was coupled with the terrible realization that the old school had been devastated by fire. Note the teetering dormer.

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This is Hempstead Elementary School (see here in better times), built in 1906 and closed in 2003. The 2014 fire was apparently started by lightning.

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The central portal reminds me of St. James Palace in London.

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The elegant brickwork, corbels and compressed Gothic archways make for a beautiful if now boarded front door.

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Windows were opened by the firefighters, presumably to vent the fire.

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