Ages School — Ages-Brookside, Kentucky

Ages Elementary School is a former school located in the Ages Community of Harlan County, Kentucky located off of Kentucky State Route 38 between the cities of Harlan and Evarts.

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The building is built of beautiful cut stone construction typical of many of the early 20th century buildings in this part of the world.  I cant pinpoint a construction date, but by the architectural details and cues I would guess late 1920s to early 1930s would be a good estimate of the opening date for this school.

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The school was last used in the early part of the 2000’s by KCEOC as a headstart and preschool location.

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The building suffered some flooring and roof problems and those classes were moved to nearby Verda Elementary after Verda closed in 2001.

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Im not completely sure when this school was last used as an elementary school.  My guess would be early 80s to late 70s.

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Downstairs the boiler room was left wide open and easily accessed.

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The basic structural integrity of the building is still in tact as the exterior walls are still standing firm and the roof is fully intact.

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The floors have now been removed from every single room that I could see in.

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and there are a few holes in the interior walls exposing the old type construction this building utilized.

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as you can see almost every window in this building has been busted out.  These windows coincidentally appear to be the same size and type that was used at Hall High School / Hall Elementary and that building was completed in 1929.

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Another classroom sans the floor.

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You have to love the nice graffiti that some idiot felt appropriate to tag the walls with.

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Stay away.  Haha.

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At least the front doors are secure and locked now.

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A community park now sits adjacent to the school on part of the school property.

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As always, if anyone has any more information on this school or its history please comment or send me a message.  I would love to hear any input!

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One thought on “Ages School — Ages-Brookside, Kentucky”

  1. Actually the school was used by kceoc in the ninties, up until the 2000’s. My cousin is 25 and attended head start there. I believe the main reason for it remaining closed is because of asbestos. On another note, there is an elementary school that has closed, but is still used. The gym at verda elementary was actually the school until they built the current elementary school

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