Farewell, Roosevelt School

The Roosevelt Elementary School (now the Roosevelt Learning Center), burned down Saturday night (6/15/2014).  The building was built in 1920, and featured a beautiful stairway flanked by two huge marble columns.  I walked through those doors many, many times (a decade apart) with two of my children, and I do not think I once passed the columns without pressing my palm to one and murmuring an appreciative word.   I loved to watch the little heads crane skyward, and I can only imagine the columns seemed as tall as the sky to them.   The community has lost an anchor for many families.

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St Cloud Times Photo

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The intact column

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The broken column

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This is the calm-down tree.  If you were a frustrated student, this is where you could go to get things under control.

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The spouse just stacked those blue chairs a week ago

A youngster says goodbye to his first classrooms

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Some nice brickwork you were never meant to see

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