The old Bruce Elementary School on Bringhurst St. in the Fifth Ward — featured on Swamplot just last week and apparently just about ready to go up for sale — went up in flames last Friday night, reports our neighborhood correspondent. A story featured on Abc13 news says the building did suffer major damage from the flames, and makes it sound as if arson is suspected. Did any of the asbestos do its job?
- Vacant elementary school catches fire [Abc13]
- The Fifth Ward’s Old Bruce Elementary School: Lead Scraped and Ready! [Swamplot]
Photo of former Bruce Elementary School, 713 Bringhurst St.: Vaughn Mueller