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A handmade sign protesting the impending demolition of Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The sign, posted on a utility pole in front of the school on Ardmore Avenue, says Save Elmhurst High!


Save Elmhurst High! Save Elmhurst High!

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Save Elmhurst High!

On the August morning when I made this photograph, these handmade signs appeared around the neighborhood around the former Elmhurst High School building at the corner of Ardmore Avenue and Sandpoint Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In 2010, Fort Wayne Community Schools closed Elmhurst High School. Opened in the 1920s, it was the oldest high school in the city. In August of 2012, FWCS auctioned off the furniture and equipment in the building. A couple of weeks before I made this photograph, FWCS announced that the school property had been sold to Hanson Aggregates, the limestone quarry located behind the school. Hanson intends to demolish the school.

I graduated from Elmhurst in 1994. My parents both graduated from Elmhurst in the late 1960s. It was Elmhurst's longtime art teacher, Don Goss (also an Elmhurst grad), who encouraged me to become a professional artist.





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