Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Morley School

Morley School is an elementary school -- kindergarten through fifth grade -- with unusual white gothic features and bright red doors on the entrance to its auditorium.

Three important Morley facts:

The school's principal, Dr. Ellen Garber Stokoe, was Connecticut's 2010 principal of the year.  She was honored at the White House along with the representatives of 49 other states.  Congratulations, Dr. Stokoe.

Morley School was named after Edward Morley, an eminent physicist who grew up in West Hartford.  Morley's work on the speed of light was a foundation for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

And, my kids both attended Morley School.

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour!
It's a very nice entrance and I love the symmetry of the red doors,they are beautiful!
Léia

VP said...

A quite strange, but not unccractive building, the bright red doors are amazing...
I still remember Edward Morley from when I read a lot more science than now. I didn't know he had a connection with Hartford.

Kate said...

Those red doors really do mark the entrance. I think it's a very good way to make the entrance inviting and attractive. Congratulations to Dr. Stokoe.

brattcat said...

good energy in that place, i think. did your children go into the sciences?

Halcyon said...

I love the red doors. Must be a good place if you sent your own kids there. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Didn't you get that 'order of importance' in the wrong order Jack haha! Very impressive looking school, did you children enjoy their years here?

Farmchick said...

Kudos to that principal. It is a tough job. Love those red doors.

Leif Hagen said...

Congrats to Dr. Stokoe! I love the architectural details of this school, Jack! Those RED doors remind me of the RED doors on my blog today for "Ruby Tuesday!"

Jacob said...

My first reaction was "What a cool-looking building!" It is warm and welcoming and very attractive. Sounds like it features a worthy principal, too!

Luis Gomez said...

Great looking school building Jack.

Randy said...

Interesting history and a very classic looking building.

Birdman said...

Looks like someone took some time when designing this building. Interesting columns too.

Lois said...

It is an impressive building Jack. I do like those red doors!

Sharon said...

This is an interesting building. When I look at those red doors, I can imagine them flying open and kids spilling out and down the stairs.

lizziviggi said...

Wow, what lucky children you have to have walked through that awesome entrance! My girls' soon-to-be elementary school isn't nearly so grand, but it is just a few blocks down the street, which is a good selling point.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous looking school! I love the red doors! And, yes, congratulations to Dr. Stokoe! We do need more like her! Hope you have a great day, Jack!

Sylvia

T. Becque said...

That's an elaborate school, wish we had such architecture here. Speaking of school, I'm back this week (teacher) :(

joo said...

This building is amazing - I love these red doors!

Karl said...

A good looking school, I love the red doors!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I've seen schools with two entrances - one for boys, one for girls. But three doors?

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm, this is a beauty that looks more like university!

The last fact is the most important!

EG Wow said...

It appears to be so well maintained! It's a handsome building.

jennyfreckles said...

One for boys, one for girls, one for teachers? Most unusual facade. If it wasn't for the steps, it could be a fire station. Ours have red doors.

RedPat said...

What a fabulous-looking school. Looks like a castle.

Regina K said...

Looks like an great place to call my school. I'll have to mention to my son about the connection to Einstein, he would be interested.

Tim said...

Those red doors really stand out! Good photo!

Virginia said...

OH now this a school i'd love to teach in every day. Trois portes rouges..........bien sûr!!! Congratulations to Dr.Stokoe. We need to celebrate our teachers and administrators. Nobody knows how hard they work unless you've walked a mile in their moccasins!

Tash said...

Such a stately building. The modern looking red doors suprisingly look really good on the building. Congraulations indeed to Dr. Stokoe.
Reminds me of the photos I took a couple summers ago of the High School in Rye, NY which my mother-in-law attended. It's a gorgeous structure. And it also reminds me of my Luther Burbank Jr. High in Highland Park (North-East LA) which I attended and which was subsequently torn down in '77 due to earthquake standards (the crazy thing is that there seem to be no photographs of the old building in any archives). I'm glad Marshall High School (http://johnmarshallhs.org/album/14886.jpg) was preserved (and has been used in many movies & TV shows.) ... you took me down a long trip down the memory lane, part of the pleasures of blogging.

SRQ said...

I like the symmetry in this shot. Are those doors always so red? Or did they just receive a fresh coat during summer vacation? Students can't say they couldn't find the door....

JM said...

Love the contrasts on this fantastic building! Clever architecture.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Wow. That is some impressive school!