Back to earth for the old Indian School

The history grinder chews up the rubble of the old Santa Fe Indian School and spews dust and gravel in mountainous piles to be trucked off. Many of the original buildings, constructed in a Victorian style, were face-lifted during the 1930s in the Pueblo style by John Gaw Meem, master of Santa Fe style. Demolition of the old campus began in the summer of 2008. Proving that stylistic brownwash, even in Santa Fe style, could neither ward off the bad juju of oppressive educational practices nor the supposed high costs associated with renovation.

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