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This website highlights 39 historic vacant school properties around the city. Each one is totally unique, from its architecture to its neighborhood. Each school property has its own strengths and weaknesses that can affect how the building and site might be used in the future.

There are many ways to compare and explore these special places. This website offers a few good places to start (or download as a PDF here):


How big (or small) is the building and property?


How old is the building and what is its history?


Is the building in good or bad shape, and what kinds of repairs does it need?


What is the neighborhood like, and what features and amenities are nearby?

Unique Spaces

What kinds of special spaces like auditoriums, gyms, kindergartens, and courtyards, does the school have?


Which schools are wheelchair accessible, and which schools need updates like ramps and elevators?

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