Adaptive Reuse: Historic Courthouse To Charter School

The 93-year old Bronx Borough Courthouse will soon become a charter school.

"A 93-year-old South Bronx courthouse that has been designated a landmark but has been boarded up for years will become a charter school in the fall, officials said last week.

The Bronx Borough Courthouse, with a Tennessee marble statue of Justice - without a blindfold - will reopen in September as a school for kindergarten through second grade and will expand by a grade a year until it reaches the eighth grade.

The school will be called the Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School and will be run by Imagine Schools, a nonprofit organization based in Arlington, Va., said Melody Meyer, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Education."

Full Story: In the Bronx, Former Halls of Justice Will Soon Fill With Pupils

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