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Ruthruff School - Photos

The second-floor main corridor. A deteriorated roof has led to widespread water damage throughout the second floor.

A small barrel-vaulted auditorium is on the second floor above the kindergarten.

The stage has been closed off with drywall.

The gymnasium in August 2023, is a brick box with nearly 17-foot high ceilings and 11-foot-tall windows at the western end.

The library as seen in August 2023.

Second floor corridor and staircase as seen in August 2023.

South elevation

South elevation entrance

East elevation during spring 2023 as seen from Livernois. While most schools have open space between the building and the street, Ruthruff has very small setbacks along Livernois and Chicago to the north.

West elevation during spring 2023.

Second floor corridor detail

East elevation entrance detail during spring 2023.