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Sunset over Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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Elmhurst High Sunset #2

I made this photograph of Fort Wayne's Elmhurst High School at sunset. This is the rear of the school, seen from the parking lot. The doors in the middle of the building were really the main entrance during the school's last 20 or so years, since the doors on the ornate main entrance on the front of the building were kept locked.

I graduated from Elmhurst in 1994, and my sister graduated in 1997. My parents were also Elmhurst grads; dad in 1968 and mom in 1969. I grew up a short walk from the school.

In 2010, Fort Wayne Community Schools closed Elmhurst, which was the school district's oldest and smallest high school, as a budget-cutting measure. The school had originally been much smaller than the current building. The original 1920's building, which is still visible on the school's northeast corner, had been added on to several times over the decades.

The part of the building visible on the left side of this photograph was not there when I was a student; it was added just a few years before the school was closed! The curved part on the right is the school's auditorium, which was added in the 1970s.

The light was changing very rapidly when I made this photograph. I made another photograph just a few minutes earlier that looks completely different because the sun was still shining on the building.





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