Two notes this afternoon from sites that used to hold Seattle Public Schools middle/junior-high campuses:
That’s the northwest corner of the former Denny International Middle School site, where the last standing section of structure came down today. Lots of cleanup ahead now before the site will be transformed into fields and tennis courts; it will remain district-owned, as they have said a new elementary school might be built on the site someday. (If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s our report on a recent tour of the new Denny, nearby.) Meantime, at the former Louisa May Boren Junior High School along mid-Delridge:
Those are four of the volunteer-painted murals meant to deter vandals from tagging Boren’s boarded-up buildings. You’ll recall that they were completed in two recent work parties at Boren; Pete Spalding, who organized the work parties, shared the news that a district crew put them up this week. Besides the ones above, they are in other areas around the sizable campus, including the Delridge-facing courtyard. As of this writing, Boren will be empty again this school year; the district is keeping it for potential “emergency” use.