January 22nd, 2013

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Abandoned Places – William Hooper Councill High School (WCHS), Huntsville – Part 2 of 3

Continuing the exploration...

As mentioned in several replies, WCHS was finally shuttered in the 1990-1 timeframe. The main cause was water. Much of the downtown and surrounding community around old Huntsville is undermined by natural springs and underground streams. By the time the Councill Community Center had closed, the building had been settling for over 60 years. Water was seeping into the foundation and the walls causing structural and electrical damage. The roof was last replaced in the 1970’s and given the warm, humid southern environment, it could only last so long.

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Failure was just a matter of time

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