Saturday, November 27, 2010

The old Newton North High School: A video walkthrough

The old Newton North High School building is soon going to be demolished (as long as they can figure out how to handle the asbestos problem). I attended NNHS in the mid-1980s, but came back during the last week it was open in June 2010 to meet up with some friends and see the final Ric & Rocco review. The building never was nice to look at, but it was our world -- an important place for learning and making connections from 1973 to 2010, for tens of thousands of youths. (Journalist Seth Mnookin describes what NNHS was like when he was there from 1986 to the early 1990s.)

I shot this video of the Lowell Ave. approach and Main Street, from the library steps to Little Theatre to Barry House. It might be the last video that was ever shot of the interior before the hard-hats moved in. Enjoy, and feel free to share your memories of the old NNHS int the comments section below.

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