Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mother Goose buned and rebuilt

Update 3-feb-2012 thanks to John Wrede for a link to The Goose’s 99-Year History: From Candlers to Paideia see page 7.

This Mother Goose burned in October 2009. She's back.


It was a house turned school building for the Atlanta's Paideia School, It was a fine house if not a mansion in Druid Hills.

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The ruins made an interesting sight but didn't make me feel very good.

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This was grand.

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I can't find before pictures from any era. This is the north side, front porch on the left.

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You can see how much of the chimneys showed above the roof.

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Hint's of the grand old house.

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The fire didn't get down here, no sign of soot.

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Mother Goose is back.

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Old on the left, new on the right.

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No chimneys.

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Was Mother Goose on the old porch?
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Look at the arches in the basement. This is the east side.

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The west side.

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Nice chunky details.

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The new Goose is quite good, purpose-designed for the school, modern, safe, three times the space.

But this isn't the way we wanted it to happen.

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Long live Mother Goose.

4 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the basement arches...a rare element!

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  2. Thanks for your interest in our building, it was a big loss for our school. A teacher here did a huge amount of research on the the old "Goose" and included it in our school's newsletter, here is a link: https://www.paideiaschool.org/data/files/gallery/NewsEventsGallery/November2009.pdf

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  3. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but those porch columns kill me. It looks like they're a copy of what was there pre-fire but I wish they would have taken the opportunity to improve them with something a little less Lego-like. At least the Goose is cute!

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  4. Makes we wonder if the columns from the time of the fire were the original columns. I'd call them "stubbies"short columns on tall plinths, like the ones on North Avenue Presbyterian.

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