Sunday, September 14, 2008
Lavanburg Houses, 1995
This photo shows the Lavanburg Houses in 1995. It is visible as the light grey building in the middle of the picture, directly behind the school. In the 1980s, the apartments became a shelter for homeless families and many of the children enrolled in PS 97. Princess Diana visited the shelter in 1986. PS 97 closed as an elementary school in 2002, and it is now a high school charter school.