Wednesday, 7-7-10 A School Becoming a Parking Lot

7 Jul

This is the site of what used to be the Harborside School, a private K – 8 school located in downtown San Diego on Kettner Street, not far from the railroad terminal and the Bay. A few years ago, financial problems forced them to close. The abandoned school and yard reportedly became a magnet for transients and vandals. So the school was torn down.

Now, the site is being turned into a parking lot. When the economy and housing market improve, someone will likely build condos there.

The demolition of the school revealed a hidden back wall of what had been a soft drink bottling plant. Before I took this shot, a truck had just dumped a load of smoking asphalt to be spread on the site.

One part of the site that has not yet been knocked down is the remains of this corner post of an entry gate to the school.

There was a bicycle rider with an American Flag attached to his helmet who was watching the parking lot surfacing – until his attention was distracted by a woman who walked by.

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