Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Hilden Public Elementary School


This mural in Grand Street, Hilden, celebrates the linen and thread industry which flourished here up until the last century.  Barbour threads were world renowned and the large mills meant many families were drawn to the area for employment.  As a result, the company established a school for the children.  That is the building featured in the bottom of the mural.

It is not too far from here but how long it remains is anyone's guess as new homes have been built all around it.





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23 comments:

  1. No doubt it was a fine building, in its time.

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  2. I wonder if it was ever considered as national heritage? Maybe the building can have another purpose..
    I like the mural Christine!

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  3. It's a shame if some use can't be made of the old building.

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  4. Sad to see it boarded up. Interesting history and lonesome looking pictures. Always nice to visit here, Christine.

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  5. I like the mural, but it's a pity the building looks so degraded.

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  6. ...the old school looks like it could be given new life, we can only hope.

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  7. What a charming little building. It is too bad it wasn't up kept. We have little, brick country schools all over the farm land out here. I've always wanted to fix one up and make it my home. Not very practical I'm afraid, and that is why these buildings get forgotten and eventually torn down.
    Have a great day Christine,
    Andrea

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  8. I like the look of that old schoolhouse building. It would be great if they could preserve it somehow.

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  9. Ha christine, Fraai gebouw geweest, maar tegenwoordig weinig leerlingen, hihi.
    Groet Kees.

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  10. Oh, what a charming school! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us. Hugs to you!

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  11. It is a shame the old school can not be used for another purpose, maybe someday? I like the mural! Enjoy your day!

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  12. I hope the school gets reused!

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  13. my county ranks high nationally for growth.Hate to see it

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  14. That is a neat old building.

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  15. I'm hoping someone maintains that cool old school building and doesn't let it fall to pieces! Interesting history behind it.

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  16. Lot of history stored in this old building. Very cool.

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  17. I wish it could be restored.

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  18. What a pity it's been left to ruin, it could become a museum or something like that if near a town or in a town/city.
    Never heard of Barbour until Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser in 'Outlander' began to model their men's clothes.

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  19. Hi Christine.

    This is nice, sometimes it is a pity that the old so expired.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  20. A wonderful building that you would think should be restored and made in to a museum.

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  21. I first read this post as Hidden Elementary and thought what a strange but appropriate name for a sad, dilapidated school building...the sign looks like a grave headstone...but your photos are lovely...too bad something new can't be done with it. :)

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