An Apple A Day #13928
This is all that is left of Mrs Cuff's elementary school classroom, now all covered in dust with rain splatters where the weather flew in the broken third floor windows. She must have been a vibrant and engaging teacher, judging from the still colorful graphics on the blackboard and the stenciling around it. That positive force of personality has now gone away and been replaced by peeling paint, thick dust, and the Big Empty, but these clues of the past remain.
This classroom was in a three story building originally built as a high school in 1917, and the last years of use in the 1980's were as an elementary. Today it remains semi-abandoned and partially re-purposed by private individuals as a community center, and most sections of the building such as this classroom remain out of use. Some areas are very dilapidated, far more than shown here. The school sits in a slowing fading away coal town in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania.