Top of the Morning, June 2, 2014: From the archives
You look through our photo files, and it's easy to wonder whether there has ever been a time someone isn't closing or opening or building or renovating a school.
A couple of weeks ago, we featured some Champaign schools. This week's archives sampling comes from the east side of Wright Street.
In our online gallery, there are schools that have ceased to exist and others that were photographed as they were just beginning their lives, while renovations were being made to still others.
There's the Yankee Ridge Schoolhouse. This isn't Yankee Ridge Elementary. Nope. A little earlier than that. The photo was taken in September 1975; the school was 100 years old and still standing.
There's an aerial of a construction site that looks nothing like anything, let alone a school. But when it was finished, it became the second junior high campus in Urbana. The property has changed hands twice since then. And junior high became middle school.
There's a wrecking ball tearing into two stories' worth of brick.
And then there are Thornburn and Webber and Lincoln.
There is some cutting-edge technology.
And am I the only one who thinks the photo of the boiler room at Urbana High School looks like a crime scene?