Author Topic: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)  (Read 33855 times)

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2019, 10:58:58 PM »
As  manager of ALPG (on hiatus at the moment) I would like to say that the building looks nothing like the photos David Gano took.  The building has been cleaned.  TONS of debris has been removed.  We were the first and ONLY  volunteer group to receive an award from the Jacksonville  Historical Preservation Group!  The yard is no longer a jungle.  JSO is now arresting trespassers.  (although those are very few these days)  Tagging is virtually nonexistent.  The interior has been 90% cleaned and graffiti on the interior is no more.  except for 2 rooms, the upstairs has been scraped down and painted.  The halls there have also been painted, but not scraped.  downstairs has been painted just to cover over the mess.  The new owners are bringing in experts for suggestions on re-purposing her.    Curious?  Check out my personal photos on Facebook.  "Photos By Big Cheese of Annie Lytle. 
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« Reply #91 on: March 07, 2019, 10:18:36 AM »
I was wondering what was going on here, as there has been no news lately on this site. Glad to here it is still standing.
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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #92 on: March 07, 2019, 03:53:30 PM »
Incredible. Hats off to you and your crew for bringing this back to life. It has so much potential!

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2019, 08:49:27 AM »
Has there been any thoughts about moving it from the site that's so close to the interstate? I realize it's extremely expensive to do that, but I'd be willing to donate as I'm afraid the next I10/I95 expansions may cause it to be lost.

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2019, 09:52:05 AM »
Has there been any thoughts about moving it from the site that's so close to the interstate? I realize it's extremely expensive to do that, but I'd be willing to donate as I'm afraid the next I10/I95 expansions may cause it to be lost.

I just want to make sure I understand - are you suggesting they move the entire school to a different site?
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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #95 on: March 09, 2019, 05:52:12 PM »
I just want to make sure I understand - are you suggesting they move the entire school to a different site?


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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #96 on: March 10, 2019, 10:50:15 PM »
Has there been any thoughts about moving it from the site that's so close to the interstate? I realize it's extremely expensive to do that, but I'd be willing to donate as I'm afraid the next I10/I95 expansions may cause it to be lost.

I just want to make sure I understand - are you suggesting they move the entire school to a different site?

Nah man, just turn the building around so it doesn't face the interstate.

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #97 on: March 11, 2019, 08:00:13 AM »
I appreciate the jokes but if you think a structure built in one place is permanently stuck there, then boy; do I have some surprises for you.  The National Park Service recognizes relocation of historic buildings as the last or final option to save a building from demolition.

https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/Moving-Historic-Buildings.pdf

I realize this is not cheap and may even not be recommended based on the condition of the school but if it's the difference between keeping and repurposing the school or losing it to an interstate expansion; I was just asking someone who is involved with it's preservation (Big Cheese) if there has been any discussion on the matter.

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #98 on: March 11, 2019, 03:06:30 PM »
I appreciate the jokes but if you think a structure built in one place is permanently stuck there, then boy; do I have some surprises for you.  The National Park Service recognizes relocation of historic buildings as the last or final option to save a building from demolition.

https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/Moving-Historic-Buildings.pdf

I realize this is not cheap and may even not be recommended based on the condition of the school but if it's the difference between keeping and repurposing the school or losing it to an interstate expansion; I was just asking someone who is involved with it's preservation (Big Cheese) if there has been any discussion on the matter.

I understand it is possible to move buildings. I just cannot believe that was actually being suggested in this case.
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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #99 on: March 24, 2019, 11:02:27 PM »
Annie Lytle looks nothing like the photo posted here.  To see how it looks now, check out the photos on Facebook "Photos By Big Cheese of Annie Lytle"  See the difference for yourselves! 

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #100 on: April 23, 2019, 07:44:49 PM »
Or you could follow the Annie Lytle Preservation Group Webpage.... www.savepublicschoolnumber4.com

As to moving it , Im obviously not an expert but its likely cost prohibitive..   I mentioned years ago replicating the facade of the front , on the back of the school.

Time will tell but i don't think its going anywhere or getting torn down.

 Anyone who goes in today can tell clearly that its cleaned out.   Nothing like it was a decade ago.  Nightly security ensures minimal entry and vandalism.


And for years we were told neither could be done  ;)

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Re: Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)
« Reply #101 on: April 23, 2019, 07:47:40 PM »
I appreciate the jokes but if you think a structure built in one place is permanently stuck there, then boy; do I have some surprises for you.  The National Park Service recognizes relocation of historic buildings as the last or final option to save a building from demolition.

https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/Moving-Historic-Buildings.pdf



 It is not a bad idea.  I just think its likely cost prohibitive.   Id rather it was moved than torn down

I realize this is not cheap and may even not be recommended based on the condition of the school but if it's the difference between keeping and repurposing the school or losing it to an interstate expansion; I was just asking someone who is involved with it's preservation (Big Cheese) if there has been any discussion on the matter.