Friday, May 1, 2009

Shadows (May Theme Day)


It's May Theme Day for the City Daily Photo Blogs, and SHADOWS is the subject.

These shadows are found at the entrance of the former Tremont School, Selma's first high school on Tremont Street. The early 20th Century building was designed during the Progressive Era of American education and featured big windows to allow sunlight, "nature's great disinfectant," inside. It also had a gymnasium and rooms for domestic arts and manual training. The school board acted upon a recommendation to install a work of art such as "Boys Playing on Trumpets." Sure enough, that's the plaster replica that was found near its entrance.

The school has been owned by the City of Selma since 1957 and used for storage. Today, it's a proposed restoration project of the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society.

To see more photos and information on Tremont School, click HERE.

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19 comments:

Kate said...

The shadow that obscures part of the door makes the scene look very mysterious!

Uma por Dia said...

I like it!
Looks like the sun was strong!

Lois said...

I hope it does get restored. Nice theme day post!

Halcyon said...

Nice choice for the theme day. I hope the school does get renovated. It's sad to think of such an historic place being used for storage!

Happy Friday!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope they get it restored.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful painted doorway. Lovely soft colour. Perfect to show off your shadow.

PJ said...

It's good to know that it's going to be saved, I hope it's around for a long time. Have a great weekend.

Babooshka said...

The shadow and your text together are so sad. Building like these should jump out the shadows and spring back to life.

bfarr said...

I'm thinking blue must have been a favorite color during that era. Love the windows above too.

julia said...

Simplicity is a welcome shot. Evocative.

Helen said...

Nice choice ... I love old doors ... and old doors with shadows are the best!!

marley said...

Very nice, all faded and worn but perfect with the shadow :)

Virginia said...

Love the doors, love the shadows,love your shot!
V

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the doors and the shadow. The doors have their own appeal. Nice choice!

Boise Diva said...

Nice job on the theme.

Greg said...

I like it. Great take on the theme day.

D said...

beautiful
Oh, I hope they restore it. What a gem.

this too will pass said...

lovely picture

Andrea said...

I really like it!!!!! Nice choice!!!!!!!
Thanks for visiting!!!!!!!