The final part of the original John Marshall fell on Sat March 7th 2015. A group of approximately 50 alumni from all generations came together to watch starting about 7:00am until the tower finally fell just before 9:00am. This brought to an end the demolition of the school building that was built starting in 1948 and opened in 1950. There is still a lot of clean up to be done at the site, but all the structures are now down.
I have taken nearly 2000 images in and around the buildings over the last month and a half. On my homepage there are just over 500 images in the JMHS gallery, and around 100 of those same images in the "My favorite" in the JMHS gallery. These 100+ are just the images that I think are the best of the series. If you have a certain room, or section of the building you are looking for it is most likely in the larger gallery. There is also a Panorama only gallery for that style of image.
Please note that any images you purchase off my website, will of course not have my watermark on the image.
Here is the final sunset of the smoke stack, just hours before it was to meet its end.
The Stacks Last Sunset Now just as it is about to impact the ground.
And just for fun, an animated Gif of the fall of the tower
My hope in all of this has been that those that could not go and see the building themselves could, through my lens, feel like they were a part of this process of saying good bye to our old high school. It has been an interesting process, but difficult to watch as a place you know so well is taken down brick by brick, room by room.