Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Even if school wasn't a favorite part of a lot of childhoods, the place would echo with a few thousand German kids voices and a few long-suffering Benedictines, not to mention the proud community who managed to build the place. In a German community, the buildings were an indication of what was important to the settlers: the church was done in 1903, and the school came next.
It reminds me of a building in Waite Park that was recently torn down--an ugly old quonset on the corner where I turned to go to a clients house. I hadn't "seen" it in years, and the only problem now is retraining my memory for that turn. It'll probably become parking, just like the old school space in Buckman.
If anyone has old photos of it, send them along, ok? We can build ourselves a memorial / shrine to it here on Hesch History.