Little boxes on the hillside


There’s a high school on the Lehman College campus. It’s new: it was established in 2002, I believe. The building it occupies, however, is not so new. In fact, it’s a repurposed space. On the scale model of the campus (constructed by a student decades ago) on display at the library, the school is labeled as “Reservoir Building.”

Students from the high school tend not to know that their one-story school (with its one hallway and an enrollment of 400 students) was originally a utility  building. When they see the model for the first time, they’re just excited to see a building they recognize. It’s really endearing.





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