You can tell it’s Sweeps Weeks when the local TV stations run stories with titles like School Sex Dens. But Channel 5’s story does bring to light the dozens of abandoned Memphis City Schools around the city. The next day after seeing the story, I happened to be on St. Paul Street, near Downtown, where I ran across Locke Elementary.
Last year, while on a photo tour in South Memphis, I found this school at 1560 Florida Street.
Since then the sheet metal has been removed and a high chain link fence with NO TRESPASSING signs has been installed.