Detroit: Sampson Elementary

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William T. Sampson Elementary, built in 1911, survived a surprisingly long time after closing in 2006, due to a system of cameras monitored by Detroit Public Schools Police.  These photos were taken a decade after the final school day, during a water main break that filled the bottom floor with clean, mildly chlorine-scented water.

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4 thoughts on “Detroit: Sampson Elementary

  1. My mother is also named Liz and loves visiting abandoned buildings. We live in england and there are many over here. Shod you ever come here, let me know and you could maybe meet up with my mum who could take you to places and also give you the history 🙂 oh and alO, if you would like to visit my wordpress, its http://www.thehairfairygrimsby.wordpress.com 🙂 I hairdress for the homeless and people in need for free.

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    1. That would be amazing!! England is on my list for sure, there’s so much more history than we have here! Let me know if you or your mom ever want to visit Detroit and we could trade explorations 🙂 Your project and blog is freaking awesome, I definitely followed! The world needs more people like you.

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      1. Aww thanks so much for following. If your ever in the lincolnshire area in England then let me know and we can meet up. Unfortunately due to busy schedules, we can’t come to Detroit but if ever that changes in the future I will make sure to contact you. Thanks Liz 😀

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