|March 2012 photo|
That's what I was thinking last week when I read (here) that the two Academies at the former Masson School were closing. Closing down the building was going to save the school district $375,000.
Of course, the building hasn't been used as an elementary school since Toni Morrison Elementary was built right next to it. And the junior high portion of the building hadn't been used for that purpose for years either, since "middle schools" are now the preferred concept.
But it's kinda sad knowing the building won't be used for anything at all now. And in Lorain, that usually means one thing: cue the wrecking ball!
|Mrs. Pierce's First Grade Class, March 1966|
My brothers and I were also able to walk home for lunch. We would get home around noon, my Mom would have some sandwiches ready, and we would watch news or cartoons while we ate. Around twelve-thirty, it was time to head back or we'd be late.
It all seems so quaint now.
And the best thing was that when we were ready to go to junior high – well, Masson Junior High was right there. We just went in a different door.
Anyway, I'll always feel kind of sentimental about that building.
Next: Some Masson School history