James Simons Elementary, Charleston SC

January 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

IMG_4200c webWe are excited that a recently completed project, the James Simons Elementary School, has opened for students in the Charleston County School District.  This partial magnet, neighborhood school with a Montessori focus is approximately 65,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 350 students beginning with the child development level (age 3) through grade six . The original school was built in 1919 and suffered from multiple additions and renovations throughout its lifetime.  The School District, with input from the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability, made the decision to save three major portions of the original 1919 facades by including their rehabilitation in the scope of the project.

View of the Main Entry from King Street

View of the Main Entry from King Street

View of the Northeast building corner and the rehabilitated historic facades

View of the Northeast building corner and the rehabilitated historic facades

View of the South facade and Vehicular Drop-off area

View of the South facade and Vehicular Drop-off area

View to the Kindergarten Entry

View to the Kindergarten Entry

Interior view of a classroom

Interior view of a classroom

Interior view of the Main Lobby with the Media Center on the second floor

Interior view of the Main Lobby with the Media Center on the second floor

Interior view from the Lobby through windows to the Playground

Interior view from the Lobby through windows to the Playground

View of the Playground

View of the Playground

Interior view of the stair at the Moultrie Street Entry

Interior view of the stair at the Moultrie Street Entry

View through windows within the rehabilitated historic facade to the Enston Homes Community, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

View through windows within the rehabilitated historic facade to the Enston Homes Community, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Moultrie facade. Before and after pictures (2011-2013)

Moultrie facade. Before and after picture- 2011-2013

Photo credits:  copyrighted to William Struhs, 2014

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