The future was wide open
Another one of the closed-down schools around here. This one’s been vacant (or un-used, anyway) since 1965, when it was consolidated with the school in nearby Post, Texas.
Post was founded by C. W. Post, whom you may have heard of if you’ve ever eaten Post Toasties or other breakfast cereals. And Close City is named for Post’s son-in-law, E. B. Close, who was married to Marjorie Merriweather Post, who was famous for being a rich philanthropist*. She and Close were divorced and each went on to marry several more times. Which is how this happened: via his second marriage, Edward Bennett** Close would become the paternal grandfather of actress Glenn Close.***
And who says nothing interesting happens around here?
Close City, Texas
*Her home Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, is now
tainted owned by Donald Trump.
** I have a granddaughter named Bennett, but I believe that’s largely coincidental.
*** You can read more here.
Posted on March 8, 2016, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, abandoned buildings, architecture, black and white photography, close city texas, CW Post, Marjorie Merriweather Post, melinda green harvey, monochrome, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, texas. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.