While I'm sure the famous window wall of our old gym needed a face lift, it's tough to see familiar landmarks go especially when it was of a specific architectural design. Hey many of us were there last fall (2010 reunion) and you could tell it needed some fixing but it'll be just another wall when completed! But in the scheme of things - not a big deal.
Above photo is a good comparison of the old and new window walls.
Recently I went down to Ridgewood to meet up with John Wescott, Jim Ranton, Arne Olsen, Dave Burdick, Roger Sweeney, Bob Groat, Stacey Williams, Fern Gomez and Dave Vanderbush. Before I caught up with them at our old high school, I stopped by Glen to snap a few photos to mark the change.
Above photo shows the detail of the new window wall complete with regular windows at the bottom.
In the end, it's probably a good thing - the gym will be more insulated from the weather - but I'm still sorry to see it go!
I wanted to show a picture that highlighted the window wall as a backdrop - the above photo shows Beth Perdue's 3rd grade class 1963-1964. Check other posts in this blog where this picture was already used - the names of the kids are listed there.
Above is great shot of the wall on a bright sunny Saturday - November, 2009 - the day we had our reunion.