Mounds Township High School — Pulaski County, Illinois

Former Mounds Township High School

When I first started planning my trip back to Cairo I knew I wanted to travel north of the city and explore.  The last, and only other time I explored Cairo it was a simple jet across the bridge, explore the town and then jet back across the bridge.  I found this wonderful ruin on google earth in the nearby town of Mounds.  I knew I had to visit.
Former Mounds Township High School Mounds Township High School was built sometime in the 1920s. It was one of 4 high schools that served this area of Pulaski County. Former Mounds Township High School
The school’s mascot was the Railroaders and the school’s colors were Purple, Gold and White.
Former Mounds Township High School
The school remained in operation until the end of the 1963-64 school year when Mounds-Meridian High School opened and consolidated Mounds Township with three other neighboring high schools. The Consolidated school is still in operation as simply Meridian High School. Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is approximately 130 students.

Wayland High School — Floyd County, Kentucky

IMG_5491 Wayland High School was the home of the Wasps and in operation from 1941 until the spring of 1972. The school was then closed and the last graduating class left and the high school was merged with Garrett, Martin and Maytown High School to form Allen Central High School, a school that is now faced with school consolidation with neighboring South Floyd High School.  I’ll have More on those schools later on. IMG_5494
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky After Wayland High School was closed, this building served as Wayland Grade School from 1973 until 1990 when the building was closed for good. Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
This school once had an additional building on that sat where the store thats been built in front of the original building is now. That additional building must have housed the elementary school and was apparently demolished in the 90s after the elementary school at Wayland closed. That building can be seen by clicking HERE.
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky An interesting piece of trivia about Wayland High School: This school was home to the first Kentucky Mr. Basketball, Kelly Coleman, all the way back in 1956. Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky

The Wayland Gymnasium still sits in the parking lot of the main school building.
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Inside the main school building is in rough shape and you can tell no upkeep has been performed  in many years.
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Most of the windows are busted out,
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the doors are unsecure and the ceilings are beginning to give way.
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Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky