The only part of Thacher that is structurally questionable is the northern wing (1914) that burned... I'm not even convinced that it is dangerous. Please note that the boarding up of the building occurred AFTER the fire. Also note that a chain with a lock on a door isn't going to keep anyone out these days. Incomplete securing of the structure has led to the fire and vandalism which the District now claims is the reason for the needed demolition. It's a little like cutting your own hand off and then
applying for disability.
Tomorrow I'll post some interior pictures taken in 1993; the last time the District wanted to demolish it.
This portion, the south, was constructed in 1897 and opened in 1898.
Almost finished the boarding up job. Maybe they ran out of wood.
Too bad negligent treatment of a cultural asset isn't a crime..... it is elsewhere... see Europe.