Theodore Roosevelt Elementary sits abandoned and neglected on Taylor Ave in Utica's Cornhill neighborhood. Now the building is inspiring a Hamilton College student's creative writing project.

BRICKS: An Intersection of Architecture and Community is a long-term project of Hamilton College students

to understand what the space means to the community and to create a derived theater piece about the building. With funding from the Emerson Foundation, Nathaniel Lanman ‘15 is compiling a collection of creative writing about the school, which the group will later use in writing a script for the performance.

Roosevelt Elementary closed its doors in 1992. Did you attend the school? Share your memeories with us in the comments below.

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