The Remnants Of Abandoned Larimer School In Pittsburgh Are Hauntingly Beautiful
By Beth Price-Williams|Updated on September 25, 2023(Originally published January 31, 2023)
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
Editor’s Note: The formerly abandoned Larimer School has been transformed into the Cornerstone Village Apartments. Keep reading, though, for the history behind one of the most fascinating abandoned schools in Pennsylvania.
Standing stoically in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Larimer, the abandoned Larimer School lays claim to a storied past, a tragic period of abandonment, and the possibility of a pretty amazing future. The Larimer School was abandoned for 40 years, and the former elementary school has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places because of its storied past. Since then the property has been revitalized into additional mixed-income housing for the neighborhood.