As I made my way through the Elbridge Gerry Elementary School, I found myself in the basement and turned to find these bright yellow bathrooms with beautiful murals along the walls.  What struck me was that the boys and girls rooms were in one long connected space down here and, with the single wood door between them open, it made for a quick travel through the basement.

The murals seen here and elsewhere show the care and pride that those who work at the school have in their building.  They’ve made due with facilities that seem to have far outlived their intended life (the school was built in 1906) and have created a warm environment for the children of Marblehead to receive their early education.

The girls bathroom at the Gerry School features beautiful murals.

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