Workers tearing down the Barlow Annex building in Tacoma

Destruction of the Barlow Annex Building

I took several photographs of the Barlow Annex Building at the old Gray Middle School in Tacoma being torn down. The building itself was constructed in 1910, and the Tacoma School District reportedly designated $1,000,000 to destroy this historic building. While there were attempts to find a use for the empty building, it was decided in the end to destroy it. Needless to say, many people who valued the building's historic value are not happy about this decision. I have also included a photograph of what the building looked like approximately 6th months ago.

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EXODUS says ... on Sunday, Oct 9 at 2:58 PM

Did you say six months ago it looked so beautiful? Pity. There are quite a few other empty buildings (and empty school compounds) that are not being preserved for the sheer sight of it but who knows the real details behind these decisions. Pity.

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