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Memphis ghost schools (a photo essay)

You can tell it’s Sweeps Weeks when the local TV stations run stories with titles like School Sex Dens. ┬áBut Channel 5’s story does bring to light the dozens of abandoned Memphis City Schools around the city. ┬áThe next day after seeing the story, I happened to be on St. Paul Street, near Downtown, where I ran across Locke Elementary.

Locke Elementary, St. Paul St., Memphis, TN

Last year, while on a photo tour in South Memphis, I found this school at 1560 Florida Street.

School – 1560 Florida Street, Memphis, TN

Since then the sheet metal has been removed and a high chain link fence with NO TRESPASSING signs has been installed.

School - Florida Street

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Goyer-Lee House 690 Adams

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Goyer-Lee House 690 Adams (6), originally uploaded by joespake.

Porch rail detail from this abandoned Memphis Victorian Village home

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