Flint: Clark Elementary School

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Image via Pinterest, from what appears to be an expired Etsy listing.

Clark Elementary School was a public school built in 1913 to serve the South side of Flint.  It closed in 1971 and was demolished just after its centennial in early July, 2014 after falling into an extreme state of disrepair.

 

Sources:

Detroit-Ish

MLive

9 thoughts on “Flint: Clark Elementary School

  1. What a gorgeous building! And what a shame this happened to it.

    The elementary I went to was built in 1930 and looks like a castle. It got the opposite treatment: a full restoration plus expansion. I hope you don’t mind me sharing but maybe you’ll find this interesting. I can’t stand in the shadow of your work however!

    https://blog.jimgrey.net/2009/04/13/school-renovation/
    https://blog.jimgrey.net/2009/12/14/school-renovation-revisited/
    https://blog.jimgrey.net/2010/09/23/school-renovation-re-revisited/
    https://blog.jimgrey.net/2010/11/08/school-renovation-completed/

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    1. So lucky that you’ve had the chance to visit a place from your past over so many different stages! It is a lovely building, I’m glad it is still thriving today. Too bad about that slate roof, though.

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  2. What a beautiful building it once was — and what it pity it couldn’t be saved. Although it’s been almost 50 years since the last students left its halls, hopefully a few of them still have fond memories. Thank you for another wonderful, haunting post.

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  3. That’s very lovely in an abject way.I just now found your page via a Flickr link when I was looking for more information about Brownsville Hospital… But it was and is an incredible find. Liz, I would like to see more of your work. I live in Cleveland and I have been exploring a couple of the same locations I see here but you have really honored their silent history with your lens.

    -Pepper McGowan

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    1. Thank you so much, Pepper! Cleveland has some beautiful places, I always enjoy visiting. And if you haven’t been to Brownsville yet and are planning to go, be careful on those floors! 🙂

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