Wickham Public School Built 1904

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago while we were in Newcastle on a rather grey winter's day and forgot to post it.

Wickham Public School was built in 1904. It was severely damaged in the 1989 Newcastle earthquake.

After the heritage listed school was restored the Department of Education said that there was no possibility of it being used as a school again. In 2012 Newcastle City council sold the school to the Samaritans for $1. The school is to be used to accommodate homeless and at risk youths studying at the University of Newcastle or TAFE.

Glad it has been restored and put to good use. Seems a shame to waste a building like that. Nice shot.
posted June 16th, 2018  
It’s an impressive building. Good that it’s been restored and put to very good use.
posted June 16th, 2018  
How interesting, great story.
posted June 16th, 2018  
They don't build them like this anymore. It looks like a grand building.
posted June 16th, 2018  
So pleased it's being put to good use and not left to fall into disrepair
posted June 16th, 2018  
nice massive building !
posted June 16th, 2018  
A great building serving a very useful purpose
posted June 16th, 2018  
What a solid looking building! Didn't know about an earthquake then!
posted June 16th, 2018  
It is a very attractive building and pleased that has been put to good use :)
posted June 16th, 2018  
Wonderful idea of the Council to give it over for the use of the homeless. At this very moment I am reading a book of John Gresham about a successful lawyer who left his job to act as lawyer for the poor - I'm loving it.
posted June 16th, 2018  
glad it has been found a new and worthwhile purpose.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Wonderful building so pleased it is useful again.
posted June 16th, 2018  
oh gosh, great building
posted June 16th, 2018  
Thank goodness it wasn’t torn down. It is a magnificent building and will be such a good place to stay out of harm’s way.
posted June 16th, 2018  
A splendid building, delighted to hear it's being put to such good use.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Such a great builfing. It is so good that it is going to be used again.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Beautiful old building
posted June 16th, 2018  
Great shot and I love the architecture of it.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Great shot of this historical school building
posted June 16th, 2018  
Such a beautiful old building, lovely architecture.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Lovely building beautifully captured Babs, Interesting story so nice to see its still in use by a such deserving cause :)
posted June 16th, 2018  
A wonderful old building ! -- built to last Babs !!
posted June 16th, 2018  
A good composition. Good viewpoint
posted June 16th, 2018  
A lovely old building
posted June 16th, 2018  
Great shot of this nice schoolbuilding with the interresting architecture.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Great building
posted June 16th, 2018  
That's such an impressive building. You've captured it well.
posted June 16th, 2018  
What a great building, so pleased it's still standing and used well
posted June 16th, 2018  
They don't make them like that anymore -- quite a fascinating architectural scene.
posted June 16th, 2018  
Fabulous
posted June 16th, 2018  
Very interesting building and architecture, great to hear it's been re-purposed for the needy.
posted June 17th, 2018  
Great architecture!
posted June 17th, 2018  
I wish someone rescue it to its early glory.
posted June 17th, 2018  
Pam
Great shot.
posted July 1st, 2018  
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