I took this photo on a bitterly cold morning in December of 2007. Seen here on Chicago's near southwest side at West 31st Street around South Christianna Avenue in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, is Washburne Trade School. This is the west side of the building wich was already partially demolished around the time of My visit.
The building addition on the west side of Wahburne Trade School, housed the Welding Shop Classes, and also was the location of the schools loading docks. Washburne had two sets of loading docks. There was the east side ones along South Kedzie Avenue, and the west side ones in the building near the railroad tracks with the sun shining through whats left of it. I attended Welding # 101 here for six months in room # 434 back in the early 1980's. It was a waste of money, and there was absolutely no job placement what so ever. The 1980's were tough times.