|Sierra Madre Elementary School|
I heard a really interesting story recently. Sierra Madre Elementary School was built in 1931, and there was a beautiful pool in the building in the early years, in an area that at some point housed a Kindergarten classroom. (I'm not sure if the Kindergartners were always in the "pool room," but they ended up there eventuarlly.) The Kindergartners were just told to just stay away from the pool. And they did. Unfortunately, at some point, the Powers That Be decided to take out the pool (which was quite beautiful, because that's how things were done in those days). They used the area for offices and then later the space became a Kindergarten again. From what I can remember being told at some point, this round room at the west end of the school has a Kindergarten classroom. So, I'm guessing this is where the pool once was. A pool in a school. Cool.