WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL TWO RIVERS WI CLASS OF 1989

Thursday, April 27, 2006

THE DEMISE OF WHS

Thanks to Mark Ciha for alerting me to these pictures.

























7 Comments:

At Thu Apr 27, 07:52:00 AM PDT, Blogger mimikatemom said...

I know the building was falling apart but I loved it. Washington Street just doesn't look right without WHS at the end of it.

 
At Thu Apr 27, 11:32:00 AM PDT, Blogger Brad Strouf said...

What Burt started, heavy machinery finished....rest in peace WHS.

 
At Thu Apr 27, 09:48:00 PM PDT, Blogger Tammy said...

I was not in TR when they did this, how awful it is to see our old school in pieces. Not only did I attend Washington, my aunts and uncles did and so did my parents and possibly my grandparents! What ever possesed them to tear in down instead of keep it as a historical building I will never know. I would have much rather seen our old school at the end of that street than apartments!! I think the city really blew it with that decision. It is my understanding alot of people fought for our school but just not enough. Burt, if you don't mind I would like to save those pics you found to my pc as well.

 
At Fri Apr 28, 06:26:00 AM PDT, Blogger PJ said...

I've never felt any strong ties to high school, but it is so sad to see those pictures and, like Erin said, to NOT see WHS at the end of Washington Street. As Tammy said, I wish it could have been left there for some purpose or another. It was a beautiful building and TR isn't the same without it there. It is kind of fitting to have those pics included with the blog...it adds to the nostalgia of it all.

 
At Fri Apr 28, 06:34:00 AM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

Yes, it is very strange to go down Washington Street, and not see that behemoth of a building towering at the end of it.

And yes, Tammy, do what you want with the pictures. I took them from someone else's website.

 
At Sun Apr 30, 06:51:00 PM PDT, Blogger Brandon P. said...

Burt, were there more pictures of the demolition?

I would have been standing on the sidewalk cheering as those walls came down back in the day but now I feel that T.R. lost an important icon.

I remember walking in the west enterence of the original part of the building every morning with my mom (she worked there for many years) and seeing the cornerstone. I think the date was 1921 or 1929. Thats a lot of lost history. My parents moved from T.R. before the demolition. My mom drove past the old site during a visit and she told me the absence of the old school gave her a sick feeling.

I felt the same way.

 
At Mon May 01, 06:56:00 AM PDT, Blogger TWORIVERSWALRUS said...

More pictures probably exist. But these were the only ones on the website that Mark gave me.

 

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