Day 513

The former Samuel Gompers Industrial High School

May 26th, 2013

"Meant to look like a factory" and "purpose-built as an 'industrial' public high school, [Gompers] was the first such institution to focus its training on a single industry-the electrical, rather than on multiple trades, preparing students for the integrated labor of mass production. Its building appropriately represents a 'general electric' plant." Gompers had been struggling for a while when the city decided to close it last year and replace it with a couple of smaller schools operating in the same building.

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