Friday, July 10, 2009
Several years ago, I worked in an office at the corner of Maxwell and Main. I loved it- my desk was in the front corner, surrounded by windows, and I enjoyed gazing at the beauty of Twin Springs park and also watching the town go by on Main Street.
Next door to that office, tucked away in a small alcove, is something that I've always been curious about. It's a dusty door, labeled "The Downtown School." It seems to have seen little action in recent years. I thought I'd see if anyone out there can shed some light on this for me. What was this place?
I'd like to picture this so-called "school" as a place that was operational in the late fifties, perhaps, providing progressive enlightenment to all. Maybe people would sit around on a summer's evening, with a breeze blowing into the second floor windows, discussing philosophy. Perhaps transient beat poets and artists would stop in on their way through town and give lectures on the changing world at large. It's possible, right?
Although the truth may not be quite so romantic, I would like to solve this little mystery. So, the first person to comment with details about "The Downtown School" will receive their very own "Siloam's Got It!" bumper sticker from the 1980's.
I hope to hear from you soon!