Many neighborhoods are protective of the buildings that once served their community, especially of schools and churches. Few express the sentimentality that motivates their protection, but Edison Middle School features numerous displays of this nostalgia.
As the years passed, the structure began taking on large amounts of scrapping and water damage, despite the best efforts of the neighborhood. Several rooms on the lower floors are severely flooded and molding. The gymnasium, which was filled with cataloged and packaged textbooks, features a large skylight that has allowed for plant life to thrive among the decaying books.