Baltimore firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm fire on Wednesday in the Upton neighborhoods. The building, the former PS 103, is a landmark in the area.
The fire started at the building on the corner of Division St. and West Lafayette Ave. early on Wednesday afternoon, later escalating to a third alarm. A big presence of firefighters were in the area attempting to get it under control. No injuries were reported in the incident.
— Baltimore OEM (@BaltimoreOEM) April 6, 2016
Known alternately as both Public School 103 and the Henry Highland Garnet School, the now-vacant building is considered a Baltimore civil rights landmark. It’s where Thurgood Marshall attended elementary school. According to Explore Baltimore, the building was stabilized and cleared of debris several years ago, and work began on a long-range plan to bring the building back.
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