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Monday, August 18, 2008

Ruby Tuesday



This Romanesque brick building was the high school in Springdale, Arkansas. It currently serves as the school districts administration building. The structure was built in 1910. The building was placed on the National Register of historic places in 1994. It is beautifully situated on a site of approximately five acres, which it shares with a colonial style elementary school that is also a part of the administration facilities. I am sure that when this building was built, it was the largest and most imposing building in town. I speaks volumes about the importance that was placed on the education of children in this town at the turn of the century.


23 comments:

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

....just tell me it's replacement is just AS imposing and that the importance has not been lost. :)

(I know, I know... "glass half full"... but I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to education budgets in local politics!)

People with Cameras said...

Excellent photos! That is a beautiful building and it looks like it's been well maintained.

Travis said...

I love that architecture.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful old school and I'm glad there are plans to keep it in good condition.

Columbo said...

I enjoyed the great shots and the history of the building. I think it is great to preserve these structures.

ellen b said...

I really enjoy old red brick houses and buildings. This one's a beauty. happy tuesday!

napaboaniya said...

It's beautiful and nice to see it, so well maintained after those long years :)

Carletta said...

Be still my ex-teacher's heart!
This is certainly no cookie cutter building is it!
Lovely image!
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Bobbie said...

There's something appealing about brick buildings. They are so substantial looking, yet unpretentious. Very nice choice for Ruby Tuesday.

Minkydo said...

Beautiful building. Easy to guess it was a school at one time.

Ruby post

Ivanhoe said...

Looks very majestic. I wouldn't mind going to that school :o)

Judi~Gmj said...

Very red bricks! good shots of a classic Southern structure.

Ralph said...

A work of art. It seems that real style was a hallmark of architects and builders in those days. Modern buildings seem to be devoid of character, with glass and steel predominating. Modern isn't bad, just of less imposing character...

Denise said...

Beautiful building with an impeccable architecture, excellent Ruby.
hugs, Denise

April said...

Beautiful historic building full of character. I really like the entrance and the arched windows, and of course, the red brick. Wonderful photos! Thanks so much for sharing them.

the teach said...

Driller, that's an incredible building! The architecture is lovely. I just love RED buildings! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Tommy V said...

what a cool looking building. Nice pictures

Babs (Beetle) said...

Great photos and a very 'Grand' building!

Raven said...

What a beautiful building. That third shot is particularly lovely. Those caboose photos below are very cool also.

Bond said...

What a wonderfully designed building...

And some great photos also

Dianne said...

your photos are so clear and sharp, they really do justice to a beautiful building

I love brick buildings!

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful building. They sure don't make 'em like they used to.

Greyscale Territory said...

What an impressive building! This is so beautiful!