Demolition By Neglect? Historic Davy Crockett School Now a Wild Frontier.
|All photos by Patrick Michels|
|Davy Crockett School as it looks right now. DISD no longer uses the building and has no plans for future use.|
For a long while after DISD closed Crockett, sending its students to Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary, the DISD used the building as administrative offices. But no more, according to DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander, who tells Unfair Park the district "recently" moved out of Crockett. "We are not using it presently," he says via e-mail. When I asked what the district plans to do with Crockett, he wrote back, "[We] have not decided a future use as of yet."
|Davy Crockett as it looked during its heyday|
"The city has certainly been very aggressive about historic buildings downtown and encouraging owners to fix them up," Katherine Seale, executive director of Preservation Dallas, tells Unfair Park this morning. "It only makes sense for them to treat everyone equally, including DISD."
After the jump, a page from the district's history book featuring a former student's memories of the building, and several more photos of the school as it looks at this very moment. Crockett Page