When the reminder popped up on my computer, it prompted concentrating this week on school buildings on my daily update for Ghostsigns.
Since the first day of the year, in an effort to get my photographs of Roadside Death Memorials, Postboxes, Street Art and Ghostsigns organised, I have been tweeting one of each every day. Today is Day 64.
Last week’s tweets included the Cork Model School which has been repurposed as Circuit Courthouse.
Today’s tweet is a crest in a terrazzo floor. It greeted me most school mornings for six years of my life so it brought back some memories when I spotted through an open door a while back – neither good, nor bad, just memories.
The ghost most likely has much better, and much worse, memories, for others.
The building was originally the Vincentian School until the transfer in 1888 of seminarians to Farranferris. The Christian Brothers opened the school in 1888. I do not know the date of the terrazzo flooring which from recollection goes all the way up the stairs from MacCurtain Street to above Wellington Road entrance
Was Christian Brothers College - Now Residential
Photos Taken - 18/2/1
Patrick Street, 1872
‘….On the right of the photograph is Carmichael’s drapery store, which would later become Cash & Co. On the skyline in the centre of the photograph is the Scott residence in Sidney Place that would in 1885 become Government House, the residence of the general officer commanding the Cork Military district. To the left below it was the Vincentian Schools building in St Patrick’s Place, later the Christian Brothers College.’
CORK In Old Photographs – Tim Cadogan (2003 Gill & Macmillan Ltd)