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Decatur High Renovation May Eliminate 'Spaceship' Entrance

Decatur School Board's plans call for putting a classroom building in that part of the school.

Decatur High Renovation May Eliminate 'Spaceship' Entrance

 

The highly recognizable "spaceship" entrance to Decatur High School may be torn down to build more classroom space.

The school's circular library is above the entrance, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The article said,

Decatur school board chairman Marc Wisniewski said the board reviewed plans for additional classrooms at Renfroe Middle and Decatur High during a recent work session, adding that “everything is conceptual at this point.”

The Decatur High plans call for a classroom building in front, thus removing the distinctive circular library, often called “the spaceship." An enlarged cafeteria and new gym would be built in back, with construction coming in phases through 2018. Plans will be presented on Feb. 5.

That part of the high school was constructed in the mid-1960s. Next Stop ... Decatur has posted some drawings of the school design from the 1960s.

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