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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