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VAN ALSTYNE PUBLIC SCHOOL
Van Alstyne, Texas

12 miles S of Sherman

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Van Alstyne Pubic School, texas
Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor, May 2006
"This is the remaining portion of the Public School at Van Alstyne TX. Built in 1909-10, it was originally a two-story building with a basement; as you can see the upper story was removed at some point in the past and it is now single-story. It is full of junk and is falling apart. The roof has holes in it and daylight can be seen throughout the building. Newer school buildings on the block surround this building." - Stephen Taylor, May 19, 2006
 
Gymnasium in Van Alstyne , Texas


Photo courtesy Stephen Taylor, May 2006

"The gymnasium sits next to the Public School building (top photo). It was built in 1909-10 at the same time as the school building and is still being used. It is being well-cared for. A big problem for builders and owners of large buildings over the years has been the fact that the state of roofing hasn't progressed very far or very fast in the past century. Van Alstyne has solved the roof maintenance problem with this metal roof; which will last for many years with just a minimum of maintenance." - Stephen Taylor, May 19, 2006
 
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