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As It Turns Out, Dallas ISD Is Trying to Part With Historic David Crockett Elementary

As It Turns Out, Dallas ISD Is Trying to Part With Historic David Crockett Elementary
Patrick Michels

Back in February, we took a long, hard look at the 107-year-old Davy Crockett School on Carroll Avenue, a designated city historic landmark since 1993. Long story short: The Dallas Independent School District shipped its students to Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary in '89, repurposed the building as administrative offices, and, about a year ago, finally moved out altogether, leaving Crockett to crumble. Earlier this year, DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander told Unfair Park the district had "not decided a future use as of yet."

Well, late last night a gentleman named Joe Biggs posted to the original item a video tour of Crockett -- and it ain't pretty. It's on the other side and makes a pretty good case for demolition by neglect. Asks Biggs: "Has David Crockett Elementary School Been Forgotten?" This morning, I sent Dahlander the video and asked if the district has indeed come up with a plan for Crockett nine months after our initial discussion. To which he replied:

"We have shown the building to various non-profit organizations who are interested in re-purposing it. So far, an offer has not been received but we are receptive to working with other groups that may be interested."

Crockett first appeared on Preservation Dallas's most-endangered list in 2007; it returned earlier this year.


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