Carole King Murray Photography | John Marshall High School, Cleveland, Ohio

In May, 2011, we took a tour of our beloved John Marshall High School before it was demolished to make way for a new school.
John Marshall High School Cleveland Ohio Football FieldJohn Marshall High School Cleveland Ohio Track Football FieldThese are the stands we sat in for our high school graduation.  Do I remember correctly and our class was over 600 in number?  Anyway, it was a huge class, which meant the graduation had to be held atView of John Marshall High School from W. 140th Street.  This building was built in 1932 and plans are now underway to demolish it and build a new school in the same location.John Marshall High School Cleveland Ohio Alma Mater School SongWest Park High School renamed John Marshall High School Cleveland OhioHere's another photo of the school, from across W. 140th Street -- but this time in black and white.And here I am, in my school jacket, standing by the sign .... almost 36 years after I graduated from these hallowed halls.   :-)You'll excuse me if I share a lot of similar shots, but with the thought of the building being complete gone in the near future, I did want to document as much as I could while it's still standing.This structure was designed by British architect George M. Hopkinson, and built in 1932, and was, until recently, designated as a historical landmark.In addition to John Marshall High School, George Hopkinson designed 17 Cleveland schools, including John Hay High School and Rhodes High School.The building has wonderful carved stonework on it's exterior, with elements of Greek architecture.Here is the impressive front entrance to John Marshall High School.I, of course, had to get a shot of myself by these front doors -- which I went through too many times to count over the years.I had to include a photo of this huge planter by the front doors.According to this plague, the planter was presented by the June Class of 1938.I love the architecture of this grand old building.And now, time to head inside.  This was certainly a sign of the times -- there were no metal detectors when I attended school here in the early 1970s.This end of the building housed a staircase, as well as the auditorium.We headed upstairs, to check out the balcony of the auditorium.