Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Window Views - Windows needed

A house under construction is not unusual. What is unusual is that high school students are building this one. Frederick County Public Schools, through its Career and Technology Education programs, offers students hands on training, with preparation for certification in skilled trades. The students in the construction program build about one house a year, which is sold and the funds used to buy materials for the next house.


I spotted this old building a year or so ago and thought it unusual that it had a new roof and sky lights, but no windows (or siding!). I don't know the original purpose of the building or what the plans are for it. Below you can see more detail of the construction and the stepladder inside.


12 comments:

James said...

Some great shots Lew. That's pretty amazing about the kids building a house. Good for them!

Jeri said...

Love your windowless window shots! Great photos!!

ellen b said...

That's a great project for those students. Very practical...
Love that old building with the brand new roof??? Really makes one wonder.

Ria said...

I love the old building...so rustic!

RuneE said...

The first one reminded me that MS has just released a new beta of Windows 7, but that last one was great!!

Patty said...

Love the last two, Lew. There is something about old buildings that photographers can't pass up.

Great little piece on the students. Kudos for them.

Are you about to get washed away over there? I expect to see a lot of people rowing our way if the rain does not stop.

Marie Reed said...

This is sooo creative! In need of windows...lol!

Ivanhoe said...

What a cool idea about the kids building a house to shape up their trades. I never heard that before. The questions is if I would trust their hands and buy a house like that ;o)

maryt/theteach said...

Very interesting, Lew - high school kids are building that house! Wow! I like the look of the old house being renovated! :)

kaye said...

both photo's are interesting, but the second is just bizarre! Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window view Thanks!

Annie said...

Nice restoration going on. It is especially nice to see next to the newe construction above. Someday those same young builders may be involved in such restoration.

sunnymama said...

Both of these buildings are fascinating and I love that the windows have no windows!