Demolition of the old St. Marys School in Taylorville began in earnest over the weekend. So far the front third and part of the back portion of the old building has been taken down. St. Marys Principle Cathy Robertson says it’s sad to see the old building go, but she knows that moving forward moving into the new building was the right decision to make.
Robertson said a crowd had gathered on Saturday to watch as the demolition began on the old building.
As the demolition was taking place, Robertson noticed a small passageway between two rooms at the old school that she hadn’t known about. She said she joked with a coworker about discovering a secret passageway at the old school.
Robertson also said the school had been getting questions on whether or not people could grab bricks from the old school as mementos, and wanted to assure that the public is more than welcome if they’d like to grab a brick from the old school to keep.