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Holcomb Elementary School - Photos

Holcomb elementary hallway in 2020

The Holcomb kindergarten in 2020. The kindergarten bay window extends into an interior courtyards. The kindergarten is one three classrooms that featured direct courtyard access.

Holcomb exterior during summer 2020

The long, west corridor hallway, as seen in 2020. This hallway is part of the original 1925 building. Though its lockers have been scrapped, its plaster finishes are in relatively good condition.

The Holcomb auditorium in 2020, still deemed to be in excellent condition and featuring details like Pewabic tile accents and decorative concrete blocks. The auditorium is accessible through a dedicated entrance at the rear of the building.

The large industrial arts classroom in the modern 1948 wing, as seen in 2020. Classrooms in this wing feature large glass-block windows and painted CMU walls.

The Holcomb library in 2020

A home economics classroom at Holcomb in 2020

The Holcomb gym/cafeteria in 2020, looking toward the serving window. The kitchen is a later update that occupies what was formerly the north entrance vestibule.

The exterior of Holcomb in 2020

The Holcomb auditorium in summer 2020

The Holcomb backside exterior in 2020

Holcomb auditorium detail shot in 2020

The gym during summer 2020

The Holcomb kindergarten during summer 2020

The Holcomb library in 2020

Auditorium in 2020

Restroom with marble sidewalls in 2020

Stairway to flooded basement


Classroom door

Holcomb elementary mission