Historic junior high under demo


Greenville City School District’s junior high, built in 1923, is being demolished this week. A farewell to the school for the community took place in December 2016. The new Greenville Primary and Middle School welcomed students on January 12. Several meetings were held in the fall of 2016 by concerned citizens that discussed using the historic building as a residential facility with common spaces, but nothing came to fruition. According to the Greenville City School District’s 2015 Audit Report, the former high school building functioned as the junior high building where the school district instructed grades seven and eight. Engraved over the entrance to the building is “Education is the Best Safeguard of Liberty.” Nearly $1 million was spent on the structure to ensure safety in late 2008. A collapse of the parapet wall left the structure uninhabitable, after March 31, 2008, according to city standards. However, due to quick administrative efforts, it was again ready for operation at the beginning of fiscal year 2009 with construction complete, according to the report. The school is being demolished by Complete Demolition Services, of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Greenville City School District’s junior high, built in 1923, is being demolished this week. A farewell to the school for the community took place in December 2016. The new Greenville Primary and Middle School welcomed students on January 12. Several meetings were held in the fall of 2016 by concerned citizens that discussed using the historic building as a residential facility with common spaces, but nothing came to fruition. According to the Greenville City School District’s 2015 Audit Report, the former high school building functioned as the junior high building where the school district instructed grades seven and eight. Engraved over the entrance to the building is “Education is the Best Safeguard of Liberty.” Nearly $1 million was spent on the structure to ensure safety in late 2008. A collapse of the parapet wall left the structure uninhabitable, after March 31, 2008, according to city standards. However, due to quick administrative efforts, it was again ready for operation at the beginning of fiscal year 2009 with construction complete, according to the report. The school is being demolished by Complete Demolition Services, of Louisville, Kentucky.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/08/web1_juniorhigh.jpgGreenville City School District’s junior high, built in 1923, is being demolished this week. A farewell to the school for the community took place in December 2016. The new Greenville Primary and Middle School welcomed students on January 12. Several meetings were held in the fall of 2016 by concerned citizens that discussed using the historic building as a residential facility with common spaces, but nothing came to fruition. According to the Greenville City School District’s 2015 Audit Report, the former high school building functioned as the junior high building where the school district instructed grades seven and eight. Engraved over the entrance to the building is “Education is the Best Safeguard of Liberty.” Nearly $1 million was spent on the structure to ensure safety in late 2008. A collapse of the parapet wall left the structure uninhabitable, after March 31, 2008, according to city standards. However, due to quick administrative efforts, it was again ready for operation at the beginning of fiscal year 2009 with construction complete, according to the report. The school is being demolished by Complete Demolition Services, of Louisville, Kentucky. Carolyn Harmon|The Daily Advocate