WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO: A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:08.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO: A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!


The new John Marshall High School -- a.k.a. Martin J. Sweeney High School – a warehouse for the 21st Century – and located at 3952 West 140th Street in Cleveland, Ohio -- opened on August 17, 2015 – after nearly two years of construction.
 
The new John Marshall High School was built on the cheap -- using cheap materials – cinder blocks and cheap bricks, without an Auditorium, Swimming Pool, Underground Running Tracks, or a Basement – and no craftsmanship.
 
The new school replaced the historic John Marshall High School -- an architectural gem – built with superb craftsmanship -- which opened on January 29, 1932 and which underwent a senseless and illegitimate destruction in 2012/2013 – including the destruction of the Auditorium, Swimming Pool, and Underground Running Tracks -- a crime against humanity -- that shall never be forgotten.
 
Note: While the Auditorium and and Underground Running Tracks were part of the historic building, the Swimming Pool was added in the early 1970’s .




SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPAIGN:
There was a big campaign to save historic John Marshall High School. Over 2,400 petitions were collected. The photograph shows a yard sign from the Save John Marshall High School campaign.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Petitoners wanted the 80-year old (in 2012) John Marshall High School (center) to be renovated --- similar to the renovation of
83-year old John Hay and 80-year old Rhodes High Schools. While the Cleveland Metropolitan School District renovated both John Hay and Rhodes High Schools -- both with auditoriums – they cooked up the financial numbers to show it was cheaper to build the new John Marshall rather than renovate it. All three schools (John Hay, Rhodes, and John Marshall) were designed by the same British-born architect --George M. Hopkinson -- who also designed 14 other landmarked schools.


 
While Historic John Marshall High School had to be destroyed and could not be renovated into a 21st Century learning facility similar to the renovation of John Hay and Rhodes High Schools, the historic Higbee Building (opened in 1928) was renovated in to the Horseshoe Casino in 2012.






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HUNGER STRIKE:
A Hunger Strike is a cry for Justice when due process is denied to citizens who have neither power nor wealth. There was a 21-day long hunger strike (11-20-12 to 12-10-12) to save the school and protest the corruption used in the process -- there was vote rigging, denial of due process, and cooking of financial numbers.


 
 
INVESTIGATE CITY HALL:
The Historic John Marshall High School was destroyed, despite a relentless campaign including a three-week long hunger strike to save it.
 
There was vote rigging, denial of due process, and cooking of financial numbers.
 
There was collusion between Mayor Jackson and Councilman Martin J. Sweeney – Cleveland’s corrupt politicians and a corrupt and visionless Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and which was made possible by a compliant and corrupt media including
 
The Plain Dealer and the four local TV channels – ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.
 
The campaign called for an Independent Investigation.
 
 


 
Demonstration on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2013.
 
 
 
 
NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR BLIZZARDS CAN PREVENT THE CALL FOR “INVESTIGATE CITY HALL” FOR THE SENSELESS AND ILLEGITIMATE DESTRUCTION OF HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!
 
Photographed during the blizzard of January 2, 2014 on Lorain Avenue opposite Marc’s Plaza.
 
 
 
IS THE PLAIN DEALER IN BED WITH CITY HALL?: ALL SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL COMMENTS CRITICAL OF CITY HALL WERE DELETED: Read description in above slide.
 
 


MAY THE NAMES OF THE FOLLOWING WHO FACILITATED THE SENSELESS DESTRUCTION OF HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – FOREVER LIVE IN INFAMY:
 
Historic John Marshall High School -- an architectural gem – opened in 1932 – underwent a senseless and illegitimate destruction in 2012/2013 -- a crime against humanity -- that shall never be forgotten!
 
The destruction was brought about by vote rigging & other irregularities committed by corrupt politicians and a visionless & corrupt Cleveland Metropolitan School District -- and their multitude of cronies.
 
There was vote rigging at the Cleveland Landmarks Commission meeting of January 12, 2012 where the Chief Architect of the City of Cleveland (Robert Vilkas), Director of City Planning (Robert Brown) along with corrupt politicians (Anthony Brancatelli and Phyllis E. Cleveland) voted to demolish the historic building with help from Chair of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission (Jennifer Coleman).
 
In addition, the President (Ken Tischler, class of 1957) of the John Marshall High School Alumni Association – wrote a letter to the Landmarks Commission openly advocating for demolition of the historic school.
 
That letter should be posted on the walls of the Alumni Hall of Fame in the new John Marshall High School for the benefit of future generations.
 
May the names of the following who facilitated the senseless destruction – forever live in infamy:
 
Mayor Frank G. Jackson;
Former Councilman and City Council President Martin J. Sweeney;
Councilman Anthony Brancatelli;
Councilwoman Phyllis E. Cleveland;
Cleveland Metropolitan School District;
Jennifer Coleman, Chair, Cleveland Landmarks Commission in 2012;
Robert Vilkas, Manager of Architecture (Chief Architect), City of Cleveland in 2012;
Robert Brown, Director of City Planning in 2012;
Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation; and
President (Ken Tischler, class of 1957) and those trustees of the John Marshall High Alumni Association who openly advocated for demolition.
 
 
WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
 
WHY IS THE NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY?
The new John Marshall High School has no basement – no indoor running tracks, no auditorium, and no swimming pool.
 
The new John Marshall High School sits on the graveyard of the old historic school which contains the remains of the architectural gem.
 
The new John Marshall High School has been built with cheap materials – cinder blocks and cheap bricks.
 
The new John Marshall High School uses a few architectural elements from the historic school – which have been slapped on to the façade or on the interior walls of the Alumni Hall of Fame -- without any architectural context.
 
The new John Marshall High School does not have any distinctive architecture and no craftsmanship.
 
The new John Marshall High School is a warehouse for the 21st century -- meaning it can be torn down and re-built as another warehouse without any regrets or loss of heritage to the community.
 
 
The slide shows a plaque of John Marshall (1755-1835) after whom the school is named. John Marshall was an eminent Jurist and 4th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1801-1835.
 
JOHN MARSHALL:


The Chief Justice who saved the nation.


A hero in America's war against British tyranny.


As Chief Justice, Mr. Marshall turned the Supreme Court into a bulwark against presidential and congressional tyranny and saved American democracy.


Cleveland, Ohio, is proud that our John Marshall High
School is named after the former Chief Justice.


His biography is covered in the book: John Marshall by Harlow Giles Unger.
 
 
 


 
 
WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL A.K.A. THE MARTIN J. SWEENEY HIGH SCHOOL – A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!


 
WHY THE SUGGESTED NAME OF MARTIN J. SWEENEY HIGH SCHOOL?


The slide shows former Councilman Martin J. Sweeney at a community meeting held on February 21, 2013. Mr. Sweeney who was responsible for the senseless destruction of historic John Marshall High School is reading from a flier from the Save John Marshall High School campaign suggesting that the new school be named after him because Mr. Sweeney had called the new school (without an Auditorium, Swimming Pool, or Underground Running Tracks) – “a state-of-the-art High School that will be the crown jewel of the students’ academic experience”. Mr. Sweeney has a sense of humor and laughed at the suggestion.


 
NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IS SITTING ON THE GRAVEYARD OF HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL:
The slide shows the graveyard of Historic John Marshall High School which opened in 1932, and which underwent a senseless destruction in 2012/2013. The graveyard contains the pulverized remains (bricks, stones, etc.) of the historic school. The photograph was taken on the longest day : June 21, 2013.
 
 
New John Marshall High School sitting on the graveyard of the historic school.
 
 
The slide shows the Main Entrance to the John Marshall High School on West 140th Street.
 
 
 
The slide shows a side-by-side comparison between the Main Entrances to the historic John Marshall High School and the newJohn Marshall High School.
 
In the case of the historic school, the two Eagles were perched at the top and in full architectural context.
 
In the case of the new school, the two Eagles were placed at the base without any architectural context.
 
 
The slide shows another side-by-side comparison between the Main Entrances to the historic John Marshall High School and the newJohn Marshall High School.
 
The historic school used good quality stone and intricate architectural details.
 
The new school has used cinder blocks and no craftsmanship.


 
The slide shows another side-by-side comparison at the North-East corner between the historic John Marshall High School and the newJohn Marshall High School.
 
The historic school used good quality stone and bricks with superb craftsmanship.
 
The new school shows use of cinder blocks, no craftsmanship, and exposed metal grilles in keeping with the warehouse look.


 
The slide shows another comparison between the historic John Marshall High School and the new John Marshall High School.
 
In the case of the historic school all the architectural elements existed in full context and were surrounded by good quality stone and bricks.
 
Some of the architectural elements were saved and slapped on the outer façade of the new school or on the interior wall of the Alumni Hall of Fame. In all cases they are surrounded by cheap bricks or cinder blocks and without any architectural context giving it the distinct look of a school without any architectural merit.
 
 
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY OF THE NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 24, 2015 in the new gymnasium. There were speeches, singing of the national anthem, presentations from the school choir and band, formal ribbon cutting, and refreshments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A TOUR OF THE NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
 
 


BE A STAR STUDENT:
 


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:
The new John Marshall High School has three academies:
Engineering, Business and Civic Leadership, and Information Technology.
In addition – for the next two years – the school will also be housing the 11th and 12th grades.
The building along West 140th Street has three floors – which ultimately will be used for each of the three academies.

3-Story Academic Wing, looking North along West 140th Street:

 

 
3-Story Academic Wing, looking South along West 140th Street,
Viola Avenue is in the foreground:


North-East Corner: Stone blocks with inscribed name are from the top of the main entrance of the Historic Building:
 
North Side: Academic Wing is on the left, Library is in the Center Wing,
Cafetorium and Gym are in the Right Wing:

 

 

North-West Side of 3-Story Academic Wing:
 


Main Entrance on North Side from Viola Avenue:
Seats on North Side using Repurposed Stone from Historic Building:
 
 
 
 
Bicycle Rack on North Side, Viola Avenue is towards the right:
 
One-Story Center Wing on North Side, with Library, connecting 3-Story Academic Wing on left (not shown) with Cafetorium & Gym on right (not shown):

 
North Face of Cafetorium (Cafeteria with Stage):
 
North Face of Cafetorium is on left and Kitchen is on right:
 

North-West Corner with Kitchen in front. Gymnasiums are in back and old Athletic Field is on right:
 
South-West Corner with South Face of Auxiliary Gym:
South-West Side of 3-Story Academic Wing

Three Plaques (l to r): Principal Lee Bauer, Chief Justice John Marshall, and Principal Benjamin Eggman are located on the first floor on the wall facing the main entrance from the north side:
Green Design, Stepped Lighting, Thermal Controls, and Occupancy Sensors:
 
 
 
 
 
MOSAIC CREATED BY JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR:
The slide shows a photograph of a photograph of the Mosaic created by students in the 2002-2003
school year. The photograph is located on the first floor of the new John Marshall High School. 83 students logged in over 1,000 hours in the creation of the Mosaic. According to information posted in the new John Marshall High School, pieces were saved and there are plans to recreate the Mosaic.

The slide shows a photograph of the actual Mosaic located on the first floor of the historic John Marshall High School. The photograph was taken on May 7, 2011 -- the day of the First Open House.
 
The Mosaic was created by students in the 2002-2003 school year. 83 students logged in over 1,000 hours in the creation of the Mosaic.

The slide shows a photograph of the actual Mosaic located on the first floor of the historic John Marshall High School. The photograph was taken on May 7, 2011 -- the day of the First Open House.
 
The Mosaic was created by students in the 2002-2003 school year. 83 students logged in over 1,000 hours in the creation of the Mosaic.
 
 
The slide shows a photograph of the actual Mosaic located on the first floor of the historic John Marshall High School. The photograph was taken on February 6, 2013 with the senseless destruction in progress.
 
The Mosaic was created by students in the 2002-2003 school year. 83 students logged in over 1,000 hours in the creation of the Mosaic.
 
According to information posted in the new John Marshall High School, pieces were saved and there are plans to recreate the Mosaic.
 
ARCHITECTURAL CORNICE ELEMENTS:
 
The three slides show the architectural cornice elements which were located at the roof line of the historic building and now have been repurposed as seats at a few locations in the corridors of the first floor and in the Alumni Hall of Fame.
The seats were a hit with the visitors on the day the photographs were taken.


 
Library, Main Gymnasium, Auxiliary Gymnasium, and Music Room on First Floor:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUDITORIUM VS. CAFETORIUM:
 
 
The historic John Marshall High School had an elegant Auditorium that was destroyed. In its place, the new John Marshall High School has a Cafeteria with a Stage – which the planners call a Cafetorium. However, the students are not easily fooled and call the new space a cafeteria which is what it is.
 
 
 
 
 
 


GABLE FRAMES:
The slide shows a gable frame in the historic John Marshall High School and the relocated frame in the Alumni Hall of Fame without any architectural context.
The Alumni Hall has two such frames.
ALUMNI HALL OF FAME:
A long corridor with a high ceiling in the John Marshall High School has been labeled as the Alumni Hall of Fame. In addition to displaying photographs of distinguished alumni and trophies – the hall also has the repurposed seats and also gable frames and architectural elements slapped on to the cinder block walls without any architectural context. Not all the architectural elements were resused as explained in one of the slides.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Classroom, First Floor Corridor, Corridor in Academic Wing, Water Fountains, and Rest Room:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL A.K.A. THE MARTIN J. SWEENEY HIGH SCHOOL – A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!
 
WELCOME NEW JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – A WAREHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
IN MEMORIAM:

Cui Bono: Latin, for what purpose?
Thanks to The D.H. ELLISON Co., Cleveland, Ohio for the Memoriam.
 
 
 
MESSAGE FOR OUR YOUNG SCHOLARS:
While the new John Marshall High School does not represent the heritage embodied in the historic school that was destroyed – the new school offers many opportunities for our young scholars to pursue careers in Engineering, Information Technology, or Business & Civic Leadership.
 
To succeed in life, our young scholars must work hard.
Remember what Thomas Alva Edison, the great American inventor, once said:
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
Wishing our young scholars success in their academic endeavors.
 
 
MANY THANKS:
Many thanks to Tom R. Smith, JMH Class of 1970 and Independent TV Producer, for all the five
SAVE John Marshall High School Campaign videos.

 

 



 
 
 
REFERENCES:
 
*SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
FIVE YOUTUBE VIDEOS:
 
1. Save John Marshall High School,
2. Save John Marshall High School, Pt.2: Demonstration,
3. Save John Marshall High School, “Call for a Hunger Strike”,
4. Save John Marshall High School, Pt.4: Investigate City Hall,
5. New John Marshall High School: A Warehouse for the 21st Century.
 
*Cleveland Landmarks Commission clears way for John Marshall High school demolition: By Ken Prendergast, Sun News, January 19, 2012
*Cleveland's John Marshall High School to be razed, rebuilt at current site: By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer,
February 01, 2012
*A Cleveland man's hunger strike won't save John Marshall High School but it's worth noticing: Mark Naymik, North East Ohio Media Group, December 2, 2012.
* Satinder P.S. Puri, who went on a hunger strike to draw attention to the demolition of John Marshall High School: Whatever happened to ...? By Harlan Spector, The Plain Dealer, on June 16, 2013
*New John Marshall High School opens Monday as campus of three schools: By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
August 15, 2015
*Multiple posts by Satinder P. S. Puri on the SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPAIGN, HUNGER STRIKE, AND INVESTIGATE CITY HALL CAMPAIGN on REALNEO.
 
 
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