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Ted Wright -- last update 6/7/2005 (TearDown1.html)
Copyright 2005 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
School Annex Demolished
June 7, 2005
Had Been Central Grade School
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in 1933 With Bricks From 1912 Smelter Hill School
Becomes Parking Lot for Middle School Campus
of the End -- The first blow was struck about 9am Tuesday morning (June
7th, 2005) on the southeast corner of the Collinsville Middle School Annex building
(formerly the Central Grade School). In less than 2 hours the building was a
pile of rubble creating a new view of the existing and new middle school buildings.
and debris were falling as the heavy machinery mowed down the row of former
Arch Standing -- This view shows the last portion of wall standing as the
wrecking arm hits the doors that entered into the middle of the old building
on the north side (near the basement).
top old photo is an undated photo (likely 1940s or 50s) showing the Central
Grade School in its fully glory. The next photo above is my sister Jane
Ann and myself (Ted Wright) in our 6th or 7th grade band uniforms (from
our front yard) with the old Central High School and Central Grade school
in the background. My mother Betty Evans (Wright) graduated from that
high school in 1933 and she used to tell me she watched that grade school
being built from the H.S. windows. -- Ted 6/7/2005
looking from the west.
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