Sunday, March 20, 2011

#Salemia at the Blind School

With the demolition at the Blind School, it seemed like a good time to remember it.

Here's the view in 1892 from the front of Bush House looking north across Mission Street. You can see the stone wall that's still on the edge of Bush Park in front of Bush House at the intersection with Church Street. If you click on the image to see an enlargement, you can see the dome of the old Capitol in the distance on the left.

There are few trees, and most of them you see today were planted. The construction is wood, though replaced by brick and concrete in the early 20th century, and now demolished again, this time for a parking lot.

Someone really needs to take down the sign! (Though if they did, we might forget we live in #Salemia...)

(Here's the same view before the rubble.)

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