And it's in much better shape. But my place has good bones, too. In fact, the very same bones. The Chattaroy school was built a few months earlier, by the same architect (G.A. Pehrson) and from the same plans, with some minor variations. Their gym is set down four feet, requiring a couple of extra sets of stairs. And the boys' and girls' bathrooms and locker rooms are reversed. Chattaroy is built on a flat site, facing due south. Elk is on a hill, facing southeast. Other than that, the schools were identical. Same dimensions, same materials.
Thirty years of private ownership, varying visions and amateur remodeling certainly make a difference.