My high school was built in 1958 as a temporary school while they were building a large high school nearby. However, as the baby boomers reached high school age, the demand kept the temporary school alive - for 45 years! I absolutely loved my high school years and our little school. It was a temporary, one-story building with classroom around a courtyard-style open space. It was freezing cold in the winters but a great place to learn, make friends, and do theatre. We had a strong theatre tradition and the 100% student run theatre put on a play every year. I participated in a play by Berthold Brecht, one by Ludvig Holberg, and "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Such great years!
A new school was built by 2004 and my sister attended her last year of high school in the new one. She is happy she got to experience the old school, too. Our school was always known for being a friendly, slightly hippie school with great teamwork between teachers and students.
This is the old school - now it is completely flattened and is being used as a parking lot:
This is the new school - very pretty and fancy but does it have a soul?