Thursday, April 29, 2010

reminiscence of the pre-demolition type

The Bradford Era newspaper this week presented article titled, 'Bradford City Council approves measure to sell former Third Ward School lot', " 5 Jackson Avenue... .85-acre site...for the construction of three or four single-family homes...".

Third Ward Elementary School and a nearby house were demolished following fire damage quite some time ago.  The backside of the demolished school in the past faced the sidewalk between Jackson Avenue and Pearl Street on Pleasant Street --  the sidewalk's poor condition is actually the priority concern in the family neighborhood at least since 2006 when these photos were taken.  Apparently the empty lot is sometimes used to park vehicles, which has crumbled the sidewalk making it hazardous for pedestrians in any season.

The empty lot has also been officially considered to build an apartment complex and to build a new firehouse for the city of Bradford, PA.  At the present time the lot has a park-like atmosphere not totally inappropriate for the area, although wall facing Mechanic Street is now slumping..

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