Like most of our Detroit finds we found this school simply by driving past it. Where the last school building I posted about was pretty wrecked and had been emptied of most everything this one still had a lot of books and supplies that had been left behind. More importantly, there was very little graffiti here and there murals were almost untouched.
One thing I loved about this building was that they never installed drop ceilings here. Too often these older buildings get infested with drop ceilings because it is slightly more expensive to heat a room this tall, but Chandler School never did.
One of the weirdest features of this elementary school were the leather bound doors to the class rooms. It is one of those things that you don’t expect to see, much to see so many of them in fairly decent condition. They had to be original to the building which just makes it all the more impressive to me.