Plainveiw Elementary

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 24 April 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This abandoned elementary school is targeted for demolition to make way for a community center. It has been abandoned for decades, and unfortunately there are no funds allocated for demolition or building..

SONY SLT-A77V 1/800 second F/10.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Martine from France

Dommage que ce bâtiment soit détruit au lieu d'être rénové.

24 Apr 2016 5:03am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Le temps et son action

24 Apr 2016 5:59am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Neglect is always sad to see . . even the memories look to have faded away.

24 Apr 2016 7:45am

Toscana from Baden, France

Cela nous promet encore de belles photos .... avant sa destruction ...
Bon dimanche !

24 Apr 2016 7:58am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and great atmosphere .

24 Apr 2016 8:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice little architectural detail with the tower. Why can't they just renovate it?

24 Apr 2016 8:35am

@grouser: Well, there's probably asbestos. There's no air conditioning, so modern southerners wouldn't use it in the summer. It's been empty and leaking so long, it is likely a cauldron of mold and mildew spores. And undoubtedly 20 other reasons that I don't know about.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un superbe bâtiment.... Quel gâchis !..... ))))

24 Apr 2016 10:12am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, clouds, colors & textures!

24 Apr 2016 10:13am


very nice

24 Apr 2016 12:50pm

Don from Spokane, United States

You document a sad situation that leaves the building with no solution. A fine capture of the building.

24 Apr 2016 4:02pm

jean pierre a from France

excellente composition:!! amitiés

24 Apr 2016 5:54pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this point of view. Kind of sad feeling

24 Apr 2016 6:11pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Ohh !!The sky accompanies this sad picture. Many childhood memories are buried here.

26 Apr 2016 6:42am