As It Turns Out, Dallas ISD Is Trying to Part With Historic David Crockett Elementary

Patrick Michels
Back in February, we took a long, hard look at the 107-year-old Davy Crockett School on Carroll Avenue, a designated city historic landmark since 1993. Long story short: The Dallas Independent School District shipped its students to Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary in '89, repurposed the building as administrative offices, and, about a year ago, finally moved out altogether, leaving Crockett to crumble. Earlier this year, DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander told Unfair Park the district had "not decided a future use as of yet."

Well, late last night a gentleman named Joe Biggs posted to the original item a video tour of Crockett -- and it ain't pretty. It's on the other side and makes a pretty good case for demolition by neglect. Asks Biggs: "Has David Crockett Elementary School Been Forgotten?" This morning, I sent Dahlander the video and asked if the district has indeed come up with a plan for Crockett nine months after our initial discussion. To which he replied:
"We have shown the building to various non-profit organizations who are interested in re-purposing it. So far, an offer has not been received but we are receptive to working with other groups that may be interested."
Crockett first appeared on Preservation Dallas's most-endangered list in 2007; it returned earlier this year.

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