Simmons School

Simmons School, named after after Baptish preacher William Johnson Simmons, opened in 1899, and closed in 2009. It sits right on St. Louis Avenue in the Ville neighborhood.

It has begun to show the effects of being abandoned for almost a decade now, with many windows smashed out, but yet there are still window air conditioners left in others. It also looks like there were some restorations to windows before the school was closed. I am classifying the style as Renaissance Revival, even though that is not fully satisfying.

There is also this funky little Modernist addition onto one side. The ground plan of the school is unique, snaking back and forth on the property.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.