Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lincoln and Franklin Confidential

Photo by Evan Brandt
Although the rest of Franklin Elementary School is scheduled to be open for first day of classes Tuesday, there is still a lot of work to be done in the all-purpose room and students will eat lunch in their classrooms for the next few weeks.

With the cooperation of the Pottstown School District, Mercury Photographer Extraordinaire John Strickler and I were given a guided tour Friday of the two renovated and expanded elementary schools that are to open  Tuesday -- Lincoln and Franklin.

Photo by Evan Brandt
It wouldn't be a visit to Lincoln without stopping to talk
with 'Mr. Bob,' quite probably Pottstown's nicest man.
Bob Kripplebauer, supervisor of buildings and grounds, was visibly excited by the prospect of new classrooms, new facilities and air conditioning in the two buildings.

Similar renovations at Barth were completed last year and work at Rupert has proven to be too much to complete on time.

Students and staff there will begin the school year where the last one ended for Rupert, in the former Edgewood School on Morris Street.

Although the professional photographer took better photos than I, some of which should be available soon in a slide show on The Mercury web site, if they're not there already, I figured Pottstownians' curiosity of what awaits them Tuesday would still be appreciated, no matter how poor the photography.

I've also embedded a short Tout video I made of the tour for those who prefer moving pictures.

So here they are, photos Tweeted as they happened in another pulse-pounding example of 'live Tweeting.'

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