Shields High School Gym — Seymour, Indiana

P1000065 In November of 1937 construction began on a new gymnasium for the Seymour Indiana high school then known as Sheilds High School. The new gym was completed as a WPA project in 1938 and provided the high school and community with a modern, fire-proof gymnasium with a seating capacity of over 3,300. P1000066
The gymnasium continued to serve Shields High School until 1959, when the high school moved to a new campus and changed its name to Seymour High School.
P1000061 Upon the moving of Sheilds High School, the gym, and main school building which use to stand directly beside the gym were transformed into the new Sheilds Middle School. P1000058
The buildings remained in service to the community in this function until 1981 when the new Seymour Middle School opened.
P1000057 The main part of the Sheilds High School was demolished in 1998. P1000062
The gymnasium remains standing on 6th Street to this very day.
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Booker T Washington School — Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The Booker T Washington School is located on Second Street and until 1922 was named the Jackson Street School.
Booker T Washington Elementary -- Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Following integration of local public schools, Booker T. Washington housed classes for several programs, including middle school students, Head Start and adult literacy. The building has been vacant for about 15 years.
Booker T Washington Elementary -- Hopkinsville, Kentucky
In early 2010 a fire damaged an entire wing of the school and in March of that year that secion of the school was demolished.
Booker T Washington Elementary -- Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Booker T Washington Elementary -- Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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.

Flag Pond School — Unicoi County,Tennessee

Flag Pond Elementary School was located in the Unicoi County community of Flag Pond, high up in the deep mountains of extreme eastern Tennessee bordering North Carolina.
Former Flag Pond Elementary School The current Flag Pond School was created when Rocky Fork School and Sweetwater School were consolidated. Former Flag Pond Elementary School
Interestingly enough, another earlier school was located in the community called “Hog Skin”.
Former Flag Pond Elementary School Today the Flag Pond School sits empty and although has been that way for around 20 years, it still seems to be secured and maintained. The grounds of this school is home to the annual ramp festival which is held on the second Saturday of May each year. Information about this past years festival can be found by clicking HERE Former Flag Pond Elementary School
Former Flag Pond Elementary School

Buladean School — Mitchell County, North Carolina

Buladean Elementary -- Mitchell Co, NC The Buladean Elementary School was located in the small unincorporated community of Buladean in Mitchell County, North Carolina along NC state route 226 about 7 miles south of the Tennessee / North Carolina state line. Buladean Elementary -- Mitchell Co, NC
The school was obviously constructed sometime in the 1950s and probably updated in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
Buladean Elementary -- Mitchell Co, NC Due to declining in enrollment at the end of the 2010-11 school year Buladean Elementary School was closed and students were sent to neighboring Gouge Elementary School located in the county seat of Bakersville. Buladean School had an enrollment of 31 students at the time of its closing. Buladean Elementary -- Mitchell Co, NC
An interesting thing about Buladean School is that until 2002 the mascot had been the Braves. In 2002 under pressure from state lawmakers the school changed its mascot to the Bears.
Buladean Elementary -- Mitchell Co, NC Today the school is home to the Buladean Community Foundation and hosts various community events. Buladean Elementary -- Mitchell Co, NC

Old Long Hollow School — Lee County, Virginia

I thought that I had explored every nook and cranny in Lee County.  That is until several weeks ago when I ran across this beauty completely by accident.
Old Long Hollow School A friend of mine who lives in the general area where the school is located has told me that her father attended school there.  I havent been able to pinpoint an exact opening or closing date as of yet.  If you have any information about this school please comment below.  Enjoy. Old Long Hollow School -- Lee County, Virginia

Old Long Hollow School -- Lee County, Virginia

MC Napier High School — Perry County, Kentucky

Ive passed the school many times. I can remember when MC Napier High School and Dilce Combs High School merged to form Perry County Central. I was in my early years of high school then and I can remember watching the news on channel 57 detailing all of the new amenities the students would have at the new high school. I was envious.
Former M.C. Napier High School
Before I dive into the specifics of MC Napier, Im going to speak a bit about it’s counterpart, Dilce Combs High School located on the other side of the county is basically a twin structure to MC Napier, but unlike the 3 story MC Napier High School Dilce Combs was two stories. That building is currently occupied by local offices.
Former M.C. Napier High School MC Napier High School opened in 1953 and was named for local educator Mitchell Campbell Napier who was instrumental in securing WPA funds for the school district building plan during his tenure as the county Superintendent. Former M.C. Napier High School
The MC Napier High School was closed alongside Dilce Combs High School in 1995 when they were merged to form the newly opened Perry County Central High School. After the MC Napier grounds ceased operation as a high school the county district continued to utilize it as an Alternative School until 2005.
Former M.C. Napier High School The school was sold in 2007 at auction to a private entity. Former M.C. Napier High School
Today the school stands gutted, fallen victim to vandalism and the elements.
Former M.C. Napier High School Former M.C. Napier High School

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