Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Sharpsburg Public School

Sharpsburg Public School

Here is a hint for institutions finding themselves in possession of distinguished historic buildings that are crumbling a bit at the cornice: when the low-bidding contractor says, “Sure, I can fix that…”

Perspective view of the building

…see what the second-lowest-bidding contractor has to offer.

One end of the building

The building is still in use as a school, now for special education. We note that it has been modified to suit the modern discovery that natural light poisons children’s blood.

Blocked entrance
Ionic capital

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One response to “Sharpsburg Public School”

  1. “ The great purpose of school can be realized better in dark, airless, ugly places. It is to master the physical self, to transcend the beauty of nature. School should develop the power to withdraw from the external world.”

    – William Torrey Harris, US Commissioner of Education

    So yes, ugly buildings have been the cutting edge of education for about 130 years now.

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