The Christina Kent Early Childhood Center has been downtown for a long time- over 90 years. With an even older building, they had to get creative.The pink tube on the side is an emergency slide. Imagine the fire drills. Wheee...

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Comment by Phil_0 on April 10, 2012 at 2:36pm

I've always wondered about this building...I remember being told as a kid that it was originally built as an orphanage. The chute's always been there, so far as I know. Is it actually still used? If so, very cool.

Comment by Dee Cohen on April 10, 2012 at 2:55pm

Hi Phil, The classrooms are all downstairs now so they don't need any quick escapes down the chute. I think this part of the building had originally been a duplex house. D

Comment by Johnny_Mango on April 10, 2012 at 6:38pm

Cute Chute Dee.  I always wanted to go down one of those.  Apparently there are doors you kick open as you get to the bottom.  It looks pretty steep.

Comment by ramon t on April 11, 2012 at 10:25am

As a kid my pops used to sneak into that building and go down the chute.

Comment by Dee Cohen on April 11, 2012 at 11:33am

Thanks Johnny, It is steep and I think of those old fashioned skirts tucked under.

That's funny Ramon. Too tempting not to try.


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