In the process of being demolished
There is a lot of history being lost in New Orleans, Johnson Lockett is the School that “Ruby Bridges”:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/history/spotlight_september.html attended before the integration of Frantz. Generations of “Ruby Bridges” were educated at this school, as well as serving as a Neighborhood institution.
Watching the destruction of this historical landmark as well as the waste of reusable resources seems callous and ignorant as to the value of a cultural icon in the rebuilding of a Neighborhood.
To paraphrase..those who ignore History are destined to repeat it.
For other recent school posts head “here”:http://liprapslament-theline.blogspot.com/2008/06/on-one-hand-i-count-myself-very-lucky.html and “here”:http://www.moronosphere.com/rayinneworleans/archives/langston_hughes_charter_school_same_as_the_old_boss.php and “here”:http://wecouldbefamous.blogspot.com/2008/06/open-enrollment-and-genetic-condition.html
This demolition also made me take a look back at the “Peck Hall”:http://www.squanderedheritage.com/2006/10/04/saved-to-serve-5323-pitt-street-uptown/ demolition last year.