Hawks School – Ava, AR
Some interior views of the historic Hawks School, which you can learn more about in this post.
Of course these are HDR photos, and forgive me for finally allowing the “psychedelic grunge” look to win over the more subtle effect I usually go for. In this case, my options were murky colors verses radioactive ones!
I’d love to stand in this place during a rainstorm – with all of that turquoise & green paint and water running down the windows, it would feel like the inside of a giant fishbowl…
A few more below:
Detail of an old frame building originally located at Forester, AR – then sold off with the rest of the town in the 1950’s – and finally relocated back to the small park in the Ouachita National Forest that the town has now become. A local woman we once spoke to there said she thought it had been a post office back in the day, and there were plans to try and restore it – but at the risk of a bad pun, I’d say those plans have probably fallen through…
It’s a shame, but I’d say this poor thing is beyond saving by now – the next big storm in the area is likely to knock it over. I have several other photos of this building (in better shape than seen here) – you can find them with the Forester tag.
After driving by this scene somewhere in southwestern Arkansas, I turned around and went back just so I could stop in the middle of the road and lean out the window and take this shot. (I have no idea what year/model the truck is … anybody?)