Imagine this being your high school in 1942, after the International style building designed by E. L. Malvaney had been completed. Look at those beautiful glass enclosures and columns on the corner entrances!
And, then look what happened with the additional construction of an auditorium in 1977. But progress marches on, right?
Some remnants of that originally stunning building are still visible if one is looking closely enough, but sadly those beautifully corner entrances are now gone, either demolished to add the auditorium, or encased in that brick wall somewhere.
The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works lists Bruce High School as PWA project 1419 in the 1939 list of approved projects, however, I can not locate any documentation that indicates it was completed with PWA funds. Initial approval did not always result in a funded project.
Categories: Historic Preservation, Schools
the auditorium and part of that original entrance burned. mine was the first class to graduate in the new auditorium in 1977.
It is good to learn the building was not altered by choice! Thank you for adding to the story.
I graduated from Bruce High School – 1958. Wonderful memories of teachers and classmates.