School Stairwell

School Stairwell, Close City, Texas


The first floor of the Close City School was built in 1919 and the second floor added later.  It is somewhat of a surprise to climb the stairs and find that most of the second floor consists of a large auditorium with folding seats and a stage.  The rest of the floor consists of two classrooms.

The building is slowly deteriorating due to the structural damage from roof leaks.  Unfortunately, the state of disrepair is probably terminal.

All Text and Images © Joe Miller, 2007