Return to Comstock

Return to Comstock

On our way back to Moorhead in July of 2012, we stopped in Comstock to photograph the former Comstock Public School.  We had visited this place once before in 2011, and we found the school much the same as it was then, except someone had put up a fence all the way around the perimeter.

Comstock, Minnesota

Somewhere inside Comstock Public School, a radio perpetually plays.

Comstock, Minnesota

Comstock Public School was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17th, 1980.

Comstock, Minnesota

Comstock, Minnesota

Apparently, the irony of spray painting moral messages on the side of a building was lost on at least one vandal.

Comstock, Minnesota

Comstock, Minnesota

Comstock, Minnesota

When Terry approached the school, the pigeons got alarmed and flocked overhead.

Comstock, Minnesota

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright © 2012 Sonic Tremor Media

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5 thoughts on “Return to Comstock

  1. are there addresses to any f these places? Or not because they are vacant? Love this site by the way, I’m a conceptual photographer, and a big fan of abandond places..

  2. The Comstock school was used up until the late 1950s or early 1960s. My mom grew up in nearby Barnesville, and she remembers when the kids from Comstock were transferred to the Barnesville schools.

  3. I’ve visited this place many times about 15 years ago. It’s very scary at night and my friends and I had 1 incident that made me never want to go back. We were at a steel door on the east side of the building and it was shut tightly with a steel chain and a lock. We tried pulling on it to see if there was any give and we couldn’t get it to budge. After that the door bowed out and slammed shut as if someone inside was pushing on it. Although there was no give. It was very spooky and made me never want to go there again.

    1. We opened that door back in 2009 in hopes that we would finally be able to get in to the school only to find that there was a brick wall behind It!

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