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Archive for Thursday, August 11, 2011

Former Eudora Middle School razed

August 11, 2011

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Rubble remains where the entrance to the old Eudora Middle School used to stand. The school, which was built in the 1940s, was razed Wednesday, April 10, 2011.

Rubble remains where the entrance to the old Eudora Middle School used to stand. The school, which was built in the 1940s, was razed Wednesday, April 10, 2011.

The remains of the old Eudora Middle School. The school, which was built in the 1940s, was razed Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

The remains of the old Eudora Middle School. The school, which was built in the 1940s, was razed Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

Part of the old Eudora Middle School building remained standing after it was razed Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

Part of the old Eudora Middle School building remained standing after it was razed Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

— A piece of Eudora history was torn down this week.

The old Eudora Middle School, at 10th and Main streets, which was constructed in the 1940s, was bulldozed. Once all materials are removed from the site, the land will be split among the city of Eudora, the school district and the township library.

The city hopes to use its portion to construct a public safety building that would house police, fire and ambulance services. The township is in the early stages of planning for a new library, while the school district doesn’t have any firm plans for its share of the land.

Comments

juststrugglin 3 years, 4 months ago

Why was so much useful items left in this building? I have heard it was unsafe, while less then a year ago the school district was moving stored items into it and up to very recently it was used for games, auctions and many other things. I think this was poor judgement by the city and school district. They both want more money but seem to waste an awful large amount.

imastinker 3 years, 4 months ago

I couldn't agree more!!

Taxes and utilities are already outrageous in Eudora!

akt2 3 years, 4 months ago

Parts of the building were over 70 years old. Newer additions were at least 50 years old. The building was a behemoth that has sat unoccupied for years. Maybe the occasional class or function. There is nothing wrong with the city using the lot for something else.

imastinker 3 years, 4 months ago

Not anymore. It would have been much cheaper to make renovations to the building rather than build a new one. What about the old school on the west end of town? That's vacant too.

08Champs 3 years, 4 months ago

It would NOT have been cheaper to make the renovations. I believe I read the school district got bids several years ago and it was not feasible. No AC, and all the mechanicals needed to be updated, ADA, etc. The school on the West side is fine - just closed down at this point due to budget restraints. That's happening EVERYWHERE - thank you Anthony Brown.

08Champs 3 years, 4 months ago

Last I checked school bonds were something put to a vote? Just for grins, I googled the census for your town. The population is over 6000. Not arguing about the empty space being frustrating and a waste. Just believe that the right decision was made not to renovate the building that was razed. That is what the article is about.

akt2 3 years, 4 months ago

The middle school is not new. It is aprox 17 years old. It was originally the high school when it was built. West is not vacant. It is being used for something USD 491 related. Some degree of staff and children are present every school day. The building that was razed was not, and had not been a school for many years.

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