Saturday, August 3, 2013

Familiar facade

That handsome building is strangely familiar...

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.

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