Joseph Estabrook Elementary School
|Front Facade | November|
|Main Entry | August|
|3rd Floor Hallway | August|
|3rd Floor Hall | November|
that, after 50 years, the school has left an indelible impression on thousands of children and their families who spent years here.
Construction is expected to be completed - ahead of schedule and under budget! - for move-in next month (February 2014).
In August (2013) the School Committee was invited to the new site for a "walk-through". I took pictures of several areas.
of main facade | August
of main facade | November
Three months later (to the date!) we were invited back for another walk-through to see how far the project had progressed since August. By November, the most visible and striking changes were to exterior masonry and gym. Also noticeable were classroom windows and walls (installed), hallways and stairways (enclosed), Library and Art Room (cabinetry & lighting), and roof garden (ready for plants, in trays).
|5th grade Classroom | November|
|Art Room | November|
|Green Roof, ready for plantings | November|
|Gym | August|
|Gym | August|
|Gym | November|
|Library | November|
|Southern facade | November|
By the time we were back outside, the crepuscular haze was closing in and it was difficult to see exterior details. Bio-remediation beds and a first of the aggregate concrete pathways were laid. We were informed that the plants for the roof garden would be installed the week after Thanksgiving. The Estabrook School website has a terrific digital album of the project where one may learn more detail about the Estabrook School Building Project. [Additional pics on my Instagram.]