Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inside and Outside of Ronald School

Did you know that the plans for Shorewood rebuild include "gutting" the interior of the century old Ronald School? 

The plans include removing the third floor, but these plans seem to change frequently. 
Interior staircase of Ronald School and arched window.

It also is likely to include destroying the unique "stand alone" nature of the building because, the plans include "encasing" the entire rear wall. The Ronald School is a Landmarked Historic building in Shoreline that has housed the Shoreline Historical Museum since 1976.

The rear of the building was traditionally used by students, as a playground, gathering place and where they "lined up" to go back in the building after recess, lunch or at the beginning or end of the day.

The exterior grounds of the building are "landmarked" along with the building itself.

Rear of Ronald School
SSD/Basetti plans to encase and block this side
of the Landmarked Building
with the new structure. The Windows will be blacked out.
The Shoreline/KC Landmarks Commission Hearing on Certificate of Appropriateness for these plans is scheduled for next Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 7pm at the Richmond Masonic Temple, 
N185th and Linden Ave N.

YOU are invited to attend and testify in this ONLY public hearing to be held on the matter of
the proposed alterations to this historic Landmarked Building.

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